Public Sector Deficit

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Public Sector Deficit

A situation in which government spending of money exceeds taxes collected. That is, a public sector deficit occurs when a government spends more than it receives in a given period of time, usually a year. The deficit adds to the government's debt, and, therefore, many analysts believe that public sector deficits are unsustainable over the long-term. See also: Surplus.
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Muzzamil Hussain Sabri President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that for the last couple of decades, banking sector in Pakistan has preferred to fund fiscal and public sector deficits instead of providing easy lending to private sector and this approach has dwindled the prospects for improving business activities and achieving longtern economic growth of the country.
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The G20 is set to announce a concerted effort to halve public sector deficits within three years and stabilize government debt as well, but also recognize that the start of that process will take place at different speeds, according to a draft communique.
The G20 leaders are set to announce a concerted effort to halve public sector deficits within three years and stabilize government debt as well, but also recognize that the start of that process will take place at different speeds, according to a draft communique that Reuters obtained.
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