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Is Debt Really That Bad?
Forbes
When you think of money, what comes to mind? Coins, paper money, or maybe even a piggy bank may have popped into your head. Yet, these are merely mediums of exchange. Now think of debt. What do you see? Perhaps nothing. Despite debt becoming ...



Bloomberg

OECD Warns on Rising Debt Risk as Canadians Most in the Red
Bloomberg
With the global economy showing its most even expansion since the financial crisis, debt levels and credit quality are among the risks that could trigger a downturn. Consumer debt tops 100 percent of gross domestic product in Canada, with South Korea ...

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Bloomberg

Singapore Makes a 'Good Start' on Its Debt Restructuring Ambitions ...
Bloomberg
Singapore has made “a good start” in its bid to become a debt restructuring hub in the region, with six workout cases filed before its courts after it adopted U.S. ...

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National Review

The Debt Is No Reason Not to Pass Tax Reform
National Review
These critics routinely cite two reasons for their concerns: that it could put the U.S. on a catastrophic path similar to Greece's during the European sovereign-debt crisis, and that we would risk harming the future rate of economic growth. These ...



NPR

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan
NPR
Economists were much more certain about what the tax bills would do to the debt. They were asked whether a tax bill like those in the House and Senate right now would leave the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio (a common measure of how large the national debt is) ...
America's national debt will never, ever go downThe Week Magazine
Out of 42 top economists, only 1 believes the GOP tax bills would help the economyVox

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News Chief

Arbor Outlook: China learning the limits of debt-fueld growth
News Chief
“The main problem is that corporate debt is too high,” said the central bank governor. The speaker also warned of the growing risks from excessive financial leverage, risks that are “hidden, complex, sudden, contagious and hazardous.” Sounds scary, right?

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Townhall

Debt and Taxes and Perdition
Townhall
The difference between what it collects and what it spends is made up in borrowing. But it doesn't borrow money as you or I do or any business does -- with a planned schedule to pay back the principal it owes plus interest. Rather, it goes deeper into ...

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Washington Post

37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
Washington Post
An overwhelming majority of academic economists say in a new survey that the Republican tax proposals would cause America's debt to grow by one critical measure. Thirty-seven of 38 experts surveyed by the University of Chicago's Initiative on Global ...

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Bloomberg

France, Italy Get EU Warning Over Debt Level, Spending Plans
Bloomberg
In the case of Italy “the persisting high government debt is a reason of concern,” the commission said. It added that its top economic officials sent a letter to Italian authorities to inform them that “the commission intends to reassess Italy's ...
Commission warns Italy over high debt levelEUobserver
Italian government debt 'reason for concern': EUThe Local Italy

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Moneyweb.co.za

South African Cement Maker PPC Rejigs Debt Amid Takeover Talks
Bloomberg
Extending maturities on 1.6 billion-rand ($120 million) in debt owed to lenders by June 2018 has created about 1 billion rand in financial headroom, acting Chief Executive Johan Claassen said in an interview. In the Congo, where PPC received a debt ...
PPC's rejection of Fairfax offer puts the skid on AfriSam's debt restructureMoneyweb.co.za

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