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public debt

The rising public debt burden

The rising public debt burden

The public debt of Pakistan consists of the domestic and external debt of the government plus debt owed to the IMF...
Published 24 May, 2022 05:35am
GDP rebase long overdue
BR Research

GDP rebase long overdue

The talk of the town in economic circles right now is that Pakistan’s total debt and liabilities stock has crossed...
Published 26 Nov, 2021 06:34am
EU debt limit of 60pc no longer makes sense - ESM's Regling
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EU debt limit of 60pc no longer makes sense - ESM's Regling

  • The COVID-19 pandemic made the need for change all the more pressing, Regling, who runs the euro zone's powerful European Stability Mechanism, told a seminar of the Belgian central bank.
  • "In my view the 3% deficit limit remains relevant, and that's good because it's also mentioned in the Treaty. But we need to think about the debt limit. Or I should say a debt target of 60%, which made sense when the Maastricht Treaty was negotiated, but it doesn't make sense now," he said.
Published 05 May, 2021 08:24pm
Germany's profit from public debt may reach 600 million euros by 2029: document
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Germany's profit from public debt may reach 600 million euros by 2029: document

  • The calculations are likely to fuel a debate in Germany about when Berlin should end massive deficit-spending triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and return to the fiscal rules of a debt brake that parliament suspended for 2020 and 2021.
  • Deputy Finance Minister Bettina Hagedorn said the calculations were only estimates and fraught with uncertainty due to the long time period.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:56pm