Government debt

A stray dog sits in central Syntagma as people walk past, with the parliament on the background, in Athens, on Monday, March 4, 2019. Greece said Monday it is planning to issue a 10-year bond, in its second test of financial market confidence in the country since it officially exited its international bailouts in August. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 05, 2019 - 11:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece successfully launched its first 10-year bond auction since 2010 on Tuesday, as it seeks to gradually regain the confidence of international investors and wean itself off bailout funds. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the issue attracted strong interest from investors...
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File-This Feb. 6, 2019, file photo shows Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaking with reporters outside the White House, in Washington. Mnuchin has informed Congress that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect. In a letter Monday, March 4, 2019, to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said that he would stop making investments into a civil service retirement fund and a postal service retirement fund. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
March 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed Congress on Monday that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect. In a letter to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said that he would stop making investments into a...
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People walk outside the Zappeion conference hall in central Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Zappeion was used as the main fencing hall in the first modern Olympic games in 1896 and later as the Olympic Village.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 04, 2019 - 2:54 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it is planning a benchmark 10-year bond issue, in its second market test since the country officially exited its international bailouts in August. The Public Debt Management Agency said Monday that the issue would be launched "in the near future" subject to market...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici talks to journalists at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The European Union says it's concerned about Italy's debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 27, 2019 - 5:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern about Italy's debt levels Wednesday and warned the government in Rome to push through measures to shore up the public finances. In a review of Italy's economic performance — one of the 28-nation bloc's biggest economies — the European Commission...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:54 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, took steps to address its worsening economic crisis by allowing its surrogate currency, bond notes, and electronic funds to float freely against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the...
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FILE - This June 8, 2017, file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington. The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement shows that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs Group's board is taking steps to slash its top executives' 2018 compensation, depending upon the outcome of investigations into the investment bank's role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar Malaysian state investment fund. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 01, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Goldman Sachs Group's board is taking steps to slash its top executives' 2018 compensation, depending on the outcome of investigations into the investment bank's role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar Malaysian state investment fund. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech during the inauguration ceremony of the ACSD (Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA Via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 4:41 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy has fallen back into recession, intensifying concerns about the 19-country eurozone economy and a possible flare-up in the debt market jitters that have haunted the bloc in the past. The Italian economy, the third-largest in the eurozone, contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.2...
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a Cabinet Meeting inside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Greece announced plans to issue a 5-years bond, in the first market test since the end of its international Bailout last August. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 29, 2019 - 8:56 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has raised money on international bond markets for the first time since emerging from its bailout programs last summer, getting 2.5 billion euros ($2.87 billion) Tuesday in a five-year bond auction. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos announced the results of the auction...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives for meeting at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Mahathir says that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar rail link project backed by China will “impoverish” the country, saddling it with heavy debts for the next 30 years. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:57 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multibillion-dollar China-backed rail link project would impoverish the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years. Since winning a historic vote last May,...
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