Debt of developing countries

The debt of developing countries refers to the external debt incurred by governments of developing countries, generally in quantities beyond the governments' ability to repay. "Unpayable debt" is external debt with interest that exceeds what the country's politicians think they can collect from taxpayers, based on the nation's gross domestic product, thus preventing it from ever being repaid. The causes of debt are a result of many factors.

Some of the current levels of debt were amassed following the 1973 oil crisis. Increases in oil prices forced many poorer nations' governments to borrow heavily to purchase politically essential supplies. At the same time, OPEC funds deposited in western banks provided a ready source of funds for loans. While a proportion of borrowed funds went towards infrastructure and economic development financed by central governments, a proportion was lost to corruption and about one-fifth was spent on arms.

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Take prudent measures in dealing with rising debt stock – Prof. Bokpin

Ghana Web 03 Aug 2021
An economist, Professor Bokpin has admonished government to take prudent but radical in steps in dealing with the country’s rising debt stock ... Already some economists and analyst have warned that Ghana is likely to seek debt relief from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank....
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Analyst: Digital Dollar Is Most Important for America to Keep the USD As World’s Reserve Currency

CoinGape 03 Aug 2021
This has got the world watching as to what major steps will the world’s largest economy incorporate ... In an interesting thread on Twitter, analyst Tascha explains how the Digital Dollar can help America keep up with the status of USD being the world’s reserve currency ... continues to accumulate debt simultaneously being the net importer....
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Election-related expenditure reason for high debt, not Covid-19 – Felix Kwakye Ofosu

Joy Online 03 Aug 2021
Speaking to PM Express host, Evans Mensah on Monday, he explained that neighbouring countries in the Sub Saharan region such as Benin, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire also engaged in some substantial spending to protect citizens from the virus, however, they did not record such alarming debts as Ghana....
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There is nothing wrong with borrowing to create 1 million jobs – Dr Stephen Amoah

Joy Online 03 Aug 2021
I know that our budgetary revenue generation has two major arms, taxes and debt. The situation in which we find ourselves, revenue, we may not meet our bench mark so we will have to inevitably and uncontrollably rely on debt and there is nothing wrong with it if you don’t have any other option ... It is done everywhere in the world....
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Editorial: Congress and Biden failed tenants by letting the eviction moratorium expire

Finger Lakes Times 03 Aug 2021
The expiration of the federal eviction moratorium over the weekend is a devastating example of governmental failure ... In theory, there should be plenty of money available to pay off qualified tenants’ rent debt ... In California, Gov ... 30 ... In an ideal world of government efficiency, those landlords would already have relief in hand and rent debt erased ... ....
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IMF approves largest SDR allocation in history to combat COVID-19 crisis

Xinhua 03 Aug 2021
According to the recently released update to the IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO), many countries entered this crisis with high debt levels and limited resources to ramp up health and social spending, and access to international liquidity is "vital" to help them combat the crisis....
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Roundup: IMF approves largest SDR allocation in history to combat COVID-19 crisis

China.dot.org 03 Aug 2021
According to the recently released update to the IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO), many countries entered this crisis with high debt levels and limited resources to ramp up health and social spending, and access to international liquidity is "vital" to help them combat the crisis....
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Lebanon PM says no Cabinet for Beirut explosion anniversary

The National 03 Aug 2021
Listen to the latest podcast on the Beirut blast here ... The institutional vacuum is holding up a potential financial rescue plan for Lebanon, which defaulted on its debt last year and has since sunk into what the World Bank described as one of the world's worst crises since the mid-19th century ... August 3rd 2021, 4.07 AM. ....
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BRUCE WHITFIELD: How to make R2.7m with just 40 hours of work

Business Day 03 Aug 2021
Instead of adding to what at that stage was an underperforming ETF portfolio, she used her extra cash to pay down debt quickly ... Instead, she left the capital alone and used the cash freed up from her investing habit to pay debt. At the time, SA markets were massively undervalued relative to many in the world for all the reasons we know....
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America's 'Great Leap Forward' Into Socialism, by Pat Buchanan

The Unz Review 03 Aug 2021
Just seven weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill ... 6 and expanded the child tax credit for a year ... The federal debt would exceed the U.S. economy for the first time since World War II. The deficits for this year and last, roughly $3 trillion in each year, already exceed any past deficits since World War II ... .......
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Square, Inc. Announces Plans to Acquire Afterpay, Strengthening and Enabling Further Integration Between its Seller and Cash App Ecosystems

Egypt Commercial News 03 Aug 2021
“The addition of Afterpay to Cash App will strengthen our growing networks of consumers around the world, while supporting consumers with flexible, responsible payment options,” said Brian Grassadonia, Lead of Square’s Cash App business ... throughout the world....
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Loans from World Bank, AfDB rise to $14.35bn under current Nigeria president's administration

Ghana Web 02 Aug 2021
Nigeria’s liabilities to the World Bank and the African Development Bank rose from $7.14bn to $14.25bn between June 30, 2015, and March 31, 2021, data obtained from the Debt Management Office have shown ... By March 31, 2021, the Federal Government’s debt to the World Bank had risen to $11.51bn, reflecting a $5.32bn or 86 per cent increase....
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Debt and Religion

Capital Ethiopia 02 Aug 2021
The dictionary meaning of debt is an obligation that requires one party, the debtor, to pay money or other agreed-upon value to another party, the creditor. Debt is a deferred payment, or series of payments, which differentiates it from an immediate purchase. It is true that consumer debt is the life-blood of the global economy....

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