Tag: debt

Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2017: Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

The base rate climbed steadily to 5.5% in 2008 before the global financial crash, after which it plummeted to 1.5% within one year as the Bank attempted to stimulate investment and consumption.

/ August 10, 2017
Changes in Composition of Global Debt

Chart of the Week: Week 28, 2017: Changes in Composition of Global Debt

This chart shows a positive trend in the growth of global debt, growing from $87 trillion in year 2000 to $199 trillion in 2014.

/ July 27, 2017
Wealth and Debt per Adult by Continent

Chart of the Week: Week 52, 2016: Wealth and Debt per Adult by Continent

The chart demonstrates the vast disparities in wealth per adult across the world. North America and Europe hold 65% of the world’s wealth, whilst only accounting for 18% of the world’s adult population.

/ December 21, 2016
Historical UK Government Debt

Chart of the Week: Week 18, 2016: Historical UK Government Debt

The public sector finances for the financial year 2015/16 were recently released, showing that Public Sector Net Borrowing (excluding publicly owned banks) fell to £74bn (from £91.7bn in 2014/15).

/ May 4, 2016