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Panama: Public Debt surges past $31 billion

por La Prensa - Panamá

28 de enero de 2020

The balance of the debt of Panama’s non-financial public sector closed 2019 at $ a record 31,018.5 billion, reports the Directorate of Public Financing.
At the end of 2018, the country’s commitments were $25,686.9 billion, so in a single year, public sector debt increased by $5,331.6 billion.


World Bank: Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges

por World Bank

26 de enero de 2020

Following its weakest performance since the global financial crisis, for the World Bank the world economy is poised for a modest rebound this year– if everything goes just right. But the multilateral institution calls the attention to the fact that the wave of debt accumulation among emerging and developing economies has reached a record


Global debt reaches a record of USD 253 trillion

por News Agencies

17 de enero de 2020

The global debt-to-GDP ratio hit a new all-time high of over 322 percent in the third quarter of 2019, with total debt reaching close to a record $253 trillion, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) has said.


2019 : Student Loans Record in United States

por Daniel Kurt

16 de enero de 2020

Obtaining a university degree in United States requires a much bigger financial sacrifice today than it did just a generation or two ago.


Debt has risen rapidly in emerging markets and developing economics since 2010

por World Bank

12 de enero de 2020

The latest debt wave, since 2010, has already witnessed the largest, fastest and most broad-based increase in debt in these economies, according to the Global Waves of Debt report.


Summary of The Debt System A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation

by Victor Manuel Isidro Luna

20 October 2018

The book The Debt System. A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation will be published later in 2018 by Haymarket in Chicago . The original French edition has been published in novembre 2017 in Paris . It has been published in Spanish in Barcelona in January 2018
This book of twelve (...)


Syriza’s Repressive Turn

by Costas Lapavitsas y Stathis Kouvelakis

12 October 2018

Alexis Tsipras’s government promised to end austerity. Now it’s defending the banks against people evicted from their homes — and persecuting those who protest.
Many on the international left believe that things in Greece are slowly improving, and that the Syriza government remains a left-wing force that is protecting the interests of workers and the poor even despite very difficult conditions. For those who accept this view, recent developments in the country will come as a nasty surprise. (...)


Regulation does not work

by Michael Roberts

8 October 2018

Regulation does not work October 6, 2018
There is one big lesson from the Danske Bank money laundering scandal. Regulating the modern banking system does not work. Modern banks are now primarily giant hedge fund managers speculating on financial assets or they are conduits for tax avoidance havens for the top 1% and the multi-nationals.
The Danske Bank scandal is the latest and largest example of these modern banking activities. Over $235bn in ‘special transactions’ flowed through the (...)


A Tale of Two Currency Crises: A Short Comment

by Matias Vernengo

8 October 2018

So the Turkish foreign exchange crisis is all over the news. But the Argentine one is less conspicuous in the international media. Turkey’s economy has had many similarities with Latin American economies over the years, in terms of the incomplete process of industrialization, and the types of crises associated with neoliberal reforms over the last three decades. Note, however, that the Argentine nominal depreciation has been larger than the Turkish (the same is true if you go back to the (...)


While Brexit dominates, the crisis in social care is deepening

by Polly Toynbee

17 July 2018

The great Brexit calamity blows everything else away. Nothing gets done and serious crises are left mouldering by this absentee government. At least Brexit warfare distracts from the dilapidations of never-ending austerity. Top of the heap of festering neglect is social care, disappearing for escalating numbers of old people as stricken councils cut back, care homes close, and over 1.4 million are left home alone with little or no help.
A heavy blow fell on care workers last Friday. The (...)


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