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New OECD Statistical Insights: Government assets matter too, not just debt

 Gross  and net government debt as a percentage of GDP in 2013

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28/01/2016 - In analysing the sustainability of government finances, the focus tends to be on gross government debt as a percentage of GDP. However, as gross debt does not take into account the asset side of government balance sheets, this measure only tells part of the story

 

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