You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

These countries are drowning in debt

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 21: Almost every country in the world has sovereign debt – in fact, some of the world’s most powerful economies have a lot of it. Yet while it’s perfectly healthy to accrue debt to pay for growth, some countries are bearing a serious burden. Using the World Economic Forum's debt-to-GDP ratios for 2017 (the latest year for which figures are available), which measures a country's debt against its productivity, click through to see the countries with the highest debt-to-GDP ratios in the world. We haven't included countries with economies with a GDP lower than $10 billion.

Swamped by massive loans

Almost every country in the world has sovereign debt – in fact, some of the world’s most powerful economies have a lot of it. Yet while it’s perfectly healthy to accrue debt to pay for growth, some countries are bearing a serious burden. Using the World Economic Forum's debt-to-GDP ratios for 2017 (the latest year for which figures are available), which measures a country's debt against its productivity, click through to see the countries with the highest debt-to-GDP ratios in the world. We haven't included countries with economies with a GDP lower than $10 billion.

Note: All currency in US Dollars. For latest values, use MSN Currency Converter.

© Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

More From Lovemoney

Loading...

XD Load Error

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon