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Global Debt Ratio Fell In 2017

The global debt burden declined in 2017, according to new analysis of Bank of International Settlements (BIS) data by the multi-asset ETF research team at Invesco1. Having risen from 172.1% in 2001, the global nonfinancial sector debt-to-GDP ratio declined from 219.5% in 2016 to 218.3% in 2017 - the first such fall since 2010. Source: BIS and Invesco. Note: “Global” uses BIS “All reporting countries" data and is calculated using PPP exchange rates (it is based on a larger sample of countries than is shown in the chart). The countries shown are the 25 largest in the world by GDP, as...