national debt

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the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)

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Let TD, PUBL and PRIV denote total debt, public debt and private debt, respectively.
The accumulation of debt, public and private, will continue to weigh on growth.
Darling will use a mix of bank debt, public debt and equity to finance the deal, it said, adding it expects immediate contribution to EPS from the merger.
Steve Turner, Unite's Executive Director of Policy, says the aim of Unite Community is to encourage people to 'organise together around really important issues' like debt, public services, living standards and housing.
The most straightforward factor explaining the French and Greek results is that the parties that had been in power when economic crisis hit four years ago got the blame for the consequences, including increased public debt, public spending cuts and tax rises to pay for bank bailouts by national governments.
Nguyen (2003) External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries.