Venezuela urgently needs financial assistance, but the regime of Nicolás Maduro has few international allies.
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China, Russia and the International Monetary Fund are among those contemplating a Venezuela bailout. But help for this debt-stricken nation seems far from assured.
Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
Was Nick Xenophon right about debt?
Independent senator Nick Xenophon told Q&A that foreign debt is approaching $1 trillion, up from $74 billion the previous year. Is that right?
African countries are facing a huge problem brought on by a sovereign debt crisis.
At least a dozen sub-Saharan Africa countries have raised debt through sovereign bonds. The chickens are now coming home to roost.
Was Barnaby Joyce right about Labor’s record on debt?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said that when the Coalition lost government in 2007, Australia was owed billions by the world -- but that when the Coalition regained power in 2013, Australia was in debt. Is that right?
South Africa's current economic situation is reminiscent of events in 1985 when the economy nearly collapsed. This article, first published last year, looks at the similarities.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gave voice to sub-Saharan Africa on global monetary institutions.
The expected departure of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria's finance minister will leave Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa without a significant voice in the IMF and World Bank.
Debt mantra: Sloganeering around a single economic issue can help win elections.
Election campaigns in Australia often seem to crystallise around the dire performance of a single economic indicator. In the 1996 election, it was the size of Australia’s foreign debt (Peter Costello argued…