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Is PNG Bankrupt

By Jonny Andrews

Recently, commentators on social media have been preaching doomsday on Papua New Guinea and comparing it to a ‘Greece-like economy,’ which will be declared bankrupt. 256 more words

Economy

IMF: Ghana likely to end year with 74% debt-to-GDP ratio

Government will end the year with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 74.1 percent, according to the new Fiscal Monitor report released by the IMF in Washington DC. 397 more words

Africa

‘Skyrocketing’ debt at state firms among biggest challenges facing China’s economy

By Wedny Wu
South China Morning Post

UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 10:21pm

 

Li Yang, former deputy-director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China’s new financial oversight regime may be finalised in months. 399 more words

Liberal deficits could hit $25 billion but still remain on new target

OTTAWA – Now that the federal Liberals have shied away from their vow to keep annual deficits under $10 billion, they’ve latched on to another fiscal target – and this one will be much easier to meet. 882 more words

News

Africa's crippling 20th Century debt trap could be on its way back

Amidst reports of the downturn in commodity prices and the effect of China’s slowdown on Africa, there’s another dent to the “Africa Rising” mantra: the rising levels of government debt in African countries. 553 more words

How does negative real interest rate decrease the Govt. debt to GDP ratio?

The effective interest earned on savings after taking into consideration the inflation is the real interest rate (RIR). Accurately, it is calculated as RIR = (1 + Nominal interest rate)/ (1 + Inflation). 246 more words

Economics