# The Net Debt of Nations

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#### 2.7182818284590...

Where can I find info on the net debt of the different countries in
the world? As an example of how this is a more fair and accurate
gauge net debt is over gross debt, let's use an example: Japan has a
gross debt of 180% to GDP. However, a *LOT* of this money is from the
acquisition of banks. These banks and other industries that the
Japanese government bought out has an intrinsic value. Therefore,
when we subtract the intrinsic values of these holdings from gross
debt, we get the net debt. The net debt of Japan to GDP is more like
85% according to the Economist.

As an analogy for a corporate takeover. The Enterprise Value of a
company is = All Stocks + All Bonds - All Cash.

The Net Debt of Nations

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#### Rod Speed

2.7182818284590... wrote
Where can I find info on the net debt of the different countries in the world?
Do you meant total debt, consumer debt and business debt and govt debt ?
As an example of how this is a more fair and accurate
gauge net debt is over gross debt, let's use an example:
Japan has a gross debt of 180% to GDP. However, a
*LOT* of this money is from the acquisition of banks.
These banks and other industries that the Japanese
government bought out has an intrinsic value. Therefore,
when we subtract the intrinsic values of these holdings
from gross debt, we get the net debt. The net debt of
Japan to GDP is more like 85% according to the Economist.
Thats a much more tricky figure, because it depends
on what you value the banks at in this example.
As an analogy for a corporate takeover. The Enterprise
Value of a company is = All Stocks + All Bonds - All Cash.
Thats nothing like the nett debt of that company.

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#### fruitella

Where can I find info on the net debt of the different countries in
the world?  As an example of how this is a more fair and accurate
gauge net debt is over gross debt, let's use an example:  Japan has a
gross debt of 180% to GDP.  However, a *LOT* of this money is from the
acquisition of banks.  These banks and other industries that the
Japanese government bought out has an intrinsic value.  Therefore,
when we subtract the intrinsic values of these holdings from gross
debt, we get the net debt.  The net debt of Japan to GDP is more like
85% according to the Economist.

As an analogy for a corporate takeover.  The Enterprise Value of a
company is = All Stocks + All Bonds - All Cash.

The Net Debt of Nations
all gdp, inflation, debt and value of currencies are fake... so
there's no way you can get a real picture of anything.