Top 10 countries with the Worst Debt-to-GDP Ratios



by Jim Quinn

“This time may seem different, but all too often a deeper look shows it is not. Encouragingly, history does point to warning signs that policy makers can look at to assess risk—if only they do not become too drunk with their credit bubble–fueled success and say, as their predecessors have for centuries, “This time is different”. ? Carmen M. Reinhart, This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

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Top 10 countries with the Worst Debt-to-GDP Ratios

1. Japan (245% at $11.59B)

2. Greece (173% at $338B)

3. Italy (138% at $138B

4. Portugal (133% at $274B)

5. Belgium (111% at $111B)

6. Spain (106% at $106B)

7. Canada (106% at $106B)

8. Ireland (105% at $105B)

9. France (98% at $98B)

10. Brazil (82% at $82B)

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