A debt generally refers to something owed by one party, the borrower or debtor, to a second party, the lender or creditor. The lender or creditor can be a bank, credit card company, payday loan provider, or an individual. One country can also lend money to another country. Debt is generally subject to contractual terms regarding the amount and timing of repayments of principal and interest. The term can also be used metaphorically to cover moral obligations and other interactions not based on economic value. For example, in Western cultures, a person who has been helped by a second person is sometimes said to owe a "debt of gratitude" to the second person.
Interest is the fee charged by the creditor to the debtor. Interest is generally calculated as a percentage of the principal sum per year, which percentage is known as an interest rate, and is generally paid periodically at intervals, such as monthly or semi-annually.
Many conventions on how interest is calculated exist – see day count convention for some – while a standard convention is the annual percentage rate (APR), widely used and required by regulation in the United States and United Kingdom, though there are different forms of APR.
Debt is an American game show hosted by Wink Martindale which aired on Lifetime from June 3, 1996 to August 14, 1998. The show featured contestants who were trying to earn money to get out of debt.
The game was conceived by Sarah Jane West. Its host was Wink Martindale, and Kurt Engstrom was featured as an assistant playing the role of a security guard. Julie Claire was the show's announcer.
Three contestants are introduced with the amount of debt they have (usually between $6,000 and $10,000) and the reasons why. After introductions, the debt of the three contestants was averaged to level the playing field. The scores were shown in negative amounts to reflect the debt of each contestant.
Round 1 (General Debt)
In the first round, contestants faced a gameboard with five categories, each with five questions in negative dollar values ranging from −$50 to −$250, in increments of $50. The first selection went to the contestant who had the lowest debt before averaging the scores. On a contestant's turn, he or she chose a category and value, after which a "Who am I?"-type question was revealed (e.g., "I'm the name of the fictitious, mustachioed 'ranking officer' who hawks the Quaker Oats cereal Peanut Butter Crunch."). Contestants buzzed-in to answer and were required to phrase their response as "You are..." to receive credit (although the contraction "You're" also was accepted). The correct answer to the example is "You are Cap'n Crunch." A correct answer deducted the question's value from the contestant's debt. A wrong answer or failing to respond within the time frame added the value, increasing the contestant's debt.
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The Greek economy is expected to grow by 2.4% this year and by 2.3% in 2023, ... The Greek public debt remains the highest in Europe (as a percentage of GDP) but fell significantly in the last two years, from 200% of GDP in 2020 to around 170% in 2022.
This is the first Tier II issuance since 2019, but also the first market foray in 2023 by National Bank, taking advantage of the positive climate that is emerging for the Greek economy and the banking system after the barrage of upgrades this month by Fitch and Moody’s for Greek banks ...NBG debt issues are rated Ba1 (from Ba2) – i.e.
Not since the emergence of the leftwing student activist-turned-politician, Alexis Tsipras, who took Europe by storm with Syriza’s ascent to power at the height of Greece’s debt crisis, has an electoral candidate so realigned the constellation of Greek political stars ... “The time has come to build the Greek dream that we so desperately need.”.
... gets him to the Greek parliament in just over an hour ... Because in 2015, at the height of the Greek debt crisis, Varoufakis was catapulted from academic obscurity to minister of finance ... It formed part of his pitch to the EU at the height of the Greek debt crisis ... The Greek Solution.
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LARISSA ...Civil protection authorities confirmed a death toll of 10, with four people missing ... As well as the human devastation, the storm will deal an economic blow to the country which emerged from a decade-long debilitating debt crisis in 2018, but GreekPrime MinisterKyriakos Mitsotakis said it could withstand the disaster ... .
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Having perhaps run out of dissidents and business leaders to disappear, the Chinese government has now moved on to disappearing its data. The Chinese economy has hit a rough patch ...Nobody hides good news ... Witness the ongoing persecution of Greek statistician Andreas Georgiou, for the sin of accurately reporting his country’s debt figures back in 2010.
Having perhaps run out of dissidents and business leaders to disappear, the Chinese government has now moved on to disappearing its data ...Instead, some economic measures have grown appreciably worse ... Witness the ongoing persecution of Greek statistician Andreas Georgiou, for the sin of accurately reporting his country's debt figures back in 2010 ... ....