S’PORE’S PRIVATE DEBT HIGHEST AT 250% GDP?

The world’s debt crisis

I refer to the article “Pulled back in – The world is entering a third stage of a rolling debt crisis, this time centred on emerging markets” (The Economist, Nov 13).

S’pore’s private debt highest at 250% of GDP?

The chart shows that Singapore has the highest “emerging market private debt as % of GDP”, at about 250% of GDP, amongst the 14 countries shown in the chart.

S’pore’s debt growth highest?

Singapore also had the highest “debt” growth from 2007 to 2014.

A growing debt problem and its consequences?

According to the article “The never-ending story – First America, then Europe. Now the debt crisis has reached emerging markets” (The Economist, Nov 13) – “The first group includes those for which the credit boom will be followed by a prolonged hangover, not a heart attack. The likes of South Korea and Singapore belong in this category”.

What do you think?

 

Leong Sze Hian

A.S.S. Contributor

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