domingo, fevereiro 27, 2011

Paying for pensioners, your budget or mine? - 2

European countries make up 9 of the ten countries with extreme fiscal or Government budget risk  arising from high debt level and old age entitlements.  

Italy is ranked the country most at risk for the second year running, whilst Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Japan, Ukraine, Latvia, Hungary, Austria and Portugal also feature in the highest risk category. Germany (14), Spain (23) and France (33) are all categorised as high risk nations, with USA (88) rated medium risk. 

The demographic situation in most of these countries is accentuated further by their exposure to the global recession, which has left Government balance sheets deep in the red.
Source:  Maplecroft 

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