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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
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
S&P rattles govt and markets but is it really saying something new?

Apr 25, 2012

S&P rattles govt and markets but is it really saying something new?

Slow growth, stubborn inflation, a huge CAD and a mammoth govt borrowing programme to fund a large deficit have been highlighted by several economists. S&P has just formalised these concerns. #Credit rating #Standard & Poor's #Government debt #India rating
The only alternative to gold: inflation-indexed bonds

Apr 10, 2012

The only alternative to gold: inflation-indexed bonds

The Indian addiction to gold is partly a reflex action to protect oneself against inflation. This is the right time to introduce inflation-indexed bonds #Inflation #govt bonds #yellow metal #Government debt #Gilts #PersonalFinance #Inflation-Indexed Bonds #Gilt-edged securities
Markets show cold shoulder to govt bonds; yields touch 8.78%

Apr 03, 2012

Markets show cold shoulder to govt bonds; yields touch 8.78%

This was in line with expectation as the government is borrowing almost Rs 18,000 crore this week starting today. #Business/Finance #NewsTracker #Bonds #Government debt #Market liquidity
Budget 2012: What Pranab could borrow from Manmohan's 1991 speech

Mar 15, 2012

Budget 2012: What Pranab could borrow from Manmohan's 1991 speech

The Union budget has to do the same rescue act for the economy as Manmohan Singh's 1991 budget. So why not borrow words from the original? #Manmohan Singh #Pranab Mukherjee #Economic policy #Government debt #Budget 2012 #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget speech