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Government Debt

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government debt

see NATIONAL DEBT.
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Fitch expected the banks to reduce their government debts and seek to increase lending to the private sector, in order to protect their margins, however, this weakens capital ratios, given that investing in loans means bearing certain risk levels, compared to sovereign debts.
Investment banks and multiple research centres expected banks to reduce their investments in government debt instruments following this decision, in order to reduce their financial burdens and reroute towards lending to clients.
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Nevertheless, Latvia has one of the lowest government debts in the EU and the third lowest in the euro region, Abolins said.
The Latvian government debt may grow to 40 per cent of GDP by the end of this year, Kaspars Abolins, the head of the Treasury, said on the morning news programme of the LNT commercial television on Aug.
China s audit office said earlier this month that it had uncovered 530.9 billion yuan ($84 billion) in misused funds involving local government debts.
China: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said government debt was "overall safe and controllable" and key projects would continue to receive funding to avoid "systemic risks", state media said Monday.
Fitch predicted that Taiwan--is government debts might expand to account for 55% of its GDP in 2010 and 57% in 2011, much higher than 2008's 43%.
Government debts at the end of 2001 totaled a record 582,455.6 billion yen, an increase of 11.6% over a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Monday.
15 Kyodo East Asian countries' ballooning government debts are ominous signs for their recovering economies, a senior official at the World Bank said Monday.
Estimates of local government debt range from Standard Chartered's 15 per cent of the country's GDP at end-2012 to Credit Suisse's 36 per cent.

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