This morning I read the following article:


It got me thinking, is there any country in the world not in debt? I am aware that debt is good for a country, but to what extent? I am fairly uneducated in this area so please educate me!

Thanks in advance.


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According to the World Economic Outlook database (April 2018), in 2018, the "General government net debt" of these countries was negative:

Kazakhstan, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Luxembourg, Botswana, Oman, Estonia.

This database doesn't have this datum for Singapore, but I believe the Singapore government also has negative net debt.


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