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Debt crisis is the general term for a proliferation of massive public debt relative to tax revenues, especially in reference to Latin American countries during the 1980s, and the United States and the European Union since the mid-2000s.
Current and recent debt crises
European debt crisis
The European debt crisis is a crisis affecting several eurozone countries since the end of 2009. Member states affected by this crisis were unable to repay their government debt or to bailout indebted financial institutions without the assistance of third-parties (namely the International Monetary Fund, European Commission, and the European Central Bank). The causes of the crisis included high-risk lending and borrowing practices, burst real estate bubbles, and hefty deficit spending. As a result, investors have reduced their exposure to European investment products, and the value of the Euro has decreased.
Other European debt crisises
- Debt of developing countries
- Government debt
- List of countries by credit rating
- List of countries by net international investment position
- List of countries by public debt
- Monetary sovereignty
- Sovereign default
- State (polity)
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