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Writing on the wall: Global debt has shot up by $57 trillion since 2007

Apr 07, 2015

Writing on the wall: Global debt has shot up by $57 trillion since 2007

The private sector has cut down on its expenditure and if the government does the same, economic growth collapses further #Government debt #Global Financial Crisis #global debt #household debt
Rajan favours independent agency for managing govt debt

Mar 22, 2015

Rajan favours independent agency for managing govt debt

As per the Finance Bill 2015-16, the Central government will entrust the PDMA with the issue of government securities including short term papers. #Economy #RBI #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #PolicyWatch #Government debt
China $3 trillion local government debt stirs alarm

Dec 31, 2013

China $3 trillion local government debt stirs alarm

Calls for China to accelerate financial reforms grew louder on Monday after figures showed its indebted local governments owe nearly $3 trillion in a debt build-up that some analysts called alarming. #China #GDP #markets #Government debt #National Audit Office
US public debt now at whopping $17 trillion after debt ceiling increase

Oct 19, 2013

US public debt now at whopping $17 trillion after debt ceiling increase

The public debt of United States has increased to a whopping USD 17 trillion after the Congress increase the debt ceiling this week #US #US Treasury #US Federal Reserve #USA #US debt #Government debt #US government #Debt ceiling #US public debt
US govt debt is a risk but don't fret over it

Oct 17, 2013

US govt debt is a risk but don't fret over it

Everyday lives have to continue despite governments running high debt as unless there is a real, near term risk of default due to lack of money to pay creditors, the risk may only be on paper. The paper risk may exist for a long period of time, maybe for generations. Hence, selling all assets and buying gold or some other so called safe haven asset may never work in this generation or even the next. #United States #US Senate #US government debt #US Debt Ceiling #US shutdown
US shutdown Lawmakers hold meetings to hasten end, raise debt ceiling

Oct 15, 2013

US shutdown Lawmakers hold meetings to hasten end, raise debt ceiling

US lawmakers today held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown #Barack Obama #US #US congress #Republicans #US government #US government debt #W #Debt ceiling #US government shutdown
US govt shuts down for first time in 17 yrs: Here's how it will impact

Oct 01, 2013

US govt shuts down for first time in 17 yrs: Here's how it will impact

Much of the impact or relative lack of disruption is determined by whether agencies are partly funded by industry user fees or deemed to be essential services. #United States #Obama #HowThisWorks #Barack Obama #US government #US government debt #Obamacare #US government shut down
India's US govt debt holding dips to $58.9 bn, China's rises

Dec 18, 2012

India's US govt debt holding dips to $58.9 bn, China's rises

At the end of the month, India was the 18th largest holder of the US treasury bonds, while China was the largest foreign owner of these securities followed by Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Switzerland, Russia, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Belgium and the UK in the top ten. #Numbers #India #China #dollars #US government debt
Now Cyprus also wants EU and IMF to bail out its banks

Jun 26, 2012

Now Cyprus also wants EU and IMF to bail out its banks

After Spanish and Greek bailouts, the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus became the fifth eurozone nation to seek a bailout from the European Union and IMF as the debt crisis escalated. #NewsTracker #International Monetary Fund #bailout #Eurozone #Government debt #Cyprus
Sovereign bonds issue, Yes; sovereign fund, a big No

May 08, 2012

Sovereign bonds issue, Yes; sovereign fund, a big No

Given the need for shoring up our forex reserves, this may be a good time to float a sovereign bond issue. But not a sovereign wealth fund. #Debt #Government debt #Foreign exchange reserves #Sovereign wealth fund #Sovereign Bonds