Definition: This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Public debt map
Colonisation by debt: Where China begins as an economic partner of a country, and ends up its economic master
India Times - 5/11/2021 2:06:00 AM
American statesman John Adams famously said, “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country: One is by the sword; the other is by debt.” China, choosing the second path, has embraced colonial-era
A Future With High Public Debt: Low-For-Long Is Not Low Forever
Seeking Alpha - 4/21/2021 7:39:00 AM
Ostry, Deputy Director, IMF's Asia and Pacific Department, and Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low ...
Surge in public debt imperils Mena recovery: IMF
Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 4/12/2021 9:38:00 PM
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The financing needs of the Middle East and North African countries are projected to increase over the coming two years, the International Monetary Fund warned on Sunday ...
Elevated public debt, 11.8 per cent fiscal deficit for FY 2020-21 matter of concern: Report
The New Indian Express - 4/15/2021 10:51:00 AM
MUMBAI: As the fiscal position of the country worsens due to the pandemic, there are concerns over the elevated public debt and also higher fiscal deficit at 11.8 per cent in 2020-21, brokerage ...
Domestic Public Debt of Belarus Hits Records High. External One Will Grow More Expensive
Charter97.org - 4/12/2021 12:25:00 PM
Domestic public debt is reaching new highs in 2021 ... "Belarus is losing contact with the Western world. Now, our country can rely mostly only on Russian money. Given the vulnerable position of Belarus, the cost of borrowing will increase," suggests ...
Egypt’s public debt records EGP 4.3 tln, FDIs decline by 31.8% in 1Q of FY2020/21: CBE
Hebdo Ahram - 4/26/2021 10:33:00 AM
Egypt’s public debt recorded EGP 4.3 trillion -- 74.9 percent ... representing 30.3 percent of the total external trade, followed by Arab countries with 21.4 percent and non-Arab Asian countries ...
Qatar’s public debt to fall steadily until 2025: FocusEconomics
Gulf Times - 4/26/2021 8:07:00 PM
This file photo taken on February 1, 2006 shows an oil refinery on the outskirts of Doha. Qatar's energy sector began the year on a robust footing, with oil and gas extraction growing year-on-year ...
Recession Pushes Armenian Public Debt To New Record High
azatutyun.am - 4/27/2021 9:00:00 PM
Armenia’s public debt has soared by more than ... Eurobond worth $750 million to manage the increased debt and budget deficit. With more foreign loans expected in the coming months, the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio is projected to reach almost 70 ...
Pakistan can retire debt by promoting tourism: Imran
Pakistan Today - 4/23/2021 11:03:00 PM
PM Imran said, “We can retire our debt by promoting tourism in all parts of the country ... plaza is being constructed in Jhika Gali in public-private partnership mode to save visitors ...