Let’s play a little game…

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It’s called pin the debt to GDP ratio to the country.

I am going to list debt to GDP ratios of the G7 countries. First one to identify the ratio with the country wins a ForexLive tee-shirt.

Country 1.    34%

Country 2.    58.9%

Country 3.   78.8%

Country 4.  83.5%

Country 5.   76.5%

Country 6.  118.1%

Country 7.  225.8%

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  1. Germany
    France
    Canada
    Italy
    USA
    Greece
    Japan

  2. country 7 japan

  3. Country 7 = USA

  4. 225.8% is Japan

  5. 1 – Canada
    2 – Germany perhaps
    3 – UK or France
    4 – Belgium
    5 – France or UK
    6 – Italy?
    7 – Japan

  6. Country 1. 34% Germany
    Country 2. 58.9% UK
    Country 3. 78.8% France
    Country 4. 83.5% US
    Country 5. 76.5% Canada
    Country 6. 118.1% Italy
    Country 7. 225.8% Japan

  7. country 1 canada

  8. UK 76.5%

  9. country 6 italy

  10. Country 1: Ireland

  11. France, 58.9
    Germany, 34
    Italy, 83.5
    United States. 78.8
    Canada 76.5
    United Kingdom, 118
    Japan, 225

  12. 1. Canada
    2. United States
    3. France
    4. Germany
    5. United Kingdom
    6. Italy
    7. Japan

    Am I pass? :)

  13. my answer:
    1. Canada
    2. US
    3. France
    4. Germany
    5. UK
    6. Italy
    7. Japan

  14. Country 1. 34% -> canada
    Country 2. 58.9% -> usa
    Country 3. 78.8% -> france
    Country 4. 83.5% -> germany
    Country 5. 76.5% -> uk
    Country 6. 118.1% -> italy
    Country 7. 225.8% -> japan

  15. I’ll give it a try:
    C7. Japan;
    C6. Italy;
    C5 UK;
    C4 Germany;
    C3 France;
    C2 USA;
    C1 Canada;

  16. Very close

  17. Jamie, after you’ve announced the winners you should publish your source too. There are all kinds of sources and ways of calculating the ratios. ;)

  18. Canada
    US
    France
    Germany
    UK
    Italy
    Japan

  19. So its more clear :)
    Country 1. 34% – Canada
    Country 2. 58.9% – USA
    Country 3. 78.8% – France
    Country 4. 83.5% – Germany
    Country 5. 76.5% – UK
    Country 6. 118.1% – Italy
    Country 7. 225.8% – Japan

  20. 1.Germany
    2.Canada
    3. France
    4.UK
    5.US
    6. Italy
    7.Japan

  21. from country 1 to 7 respectivately

    canada
    usa
    germany
    france
    uk
    italy
    japan

  22. 7- japan
    6- italy
    5- uk
    4-france
    3-Germany
    2-U.S
    1-Canada

  23. which debt are you looking at? External debt to GDP or Public debt to GDP?

  24. Country 1. 34% germany
    Country 2. 58.9% UK
    Country 3. 78.8% France
    Country 4. 83.5% US
    Country 5. 76.5% Canada
    Country 6. 118.1% italy
    Country 7. 225.8% japan

  25. I think I got it… not by the same order you posted so I included the values. My tee at last?

  26. 1.Canada
    2.France
    3.Germany
    4.USA
    5.United Kingdom
    6.Italy
    7.Japan

  27. 1. Canada
    2. USA
    3Germany
    4United Kingdom
    5France
    6Italy
    7Japan

  28. 1.Canada
    2. US
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. UK
    6. Italy
    7.Japan

  29. 1 Canada
    2 US
    3 Germany
    4 France
    5 UK
    6 Italy
    7 Japan

  30. 1.Canada
    2.US
    3.France
    4.Germany
    5UK
    6.Italy
    7.Japan

  31. 1. Canada
    2. US
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. UK
    6. Italy
    7. Japan

  32. 1. China
    2. Canada
    3. Germany
    4. United States
    5.United Kingdom
    6. Italy
    7. Japan

  33. 1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. France
    4. GB
    5. Germany
    6. Italy
    7. Japan

  34. 1.Canada
    2.USA
    3.Germany
    4.France
    5.UK
    6.Italy
    7.Japan

  35. We have winner! Mian, send your shirt size and postal address to jamie at forexlive.com

  36. I think its acutally

    canada
    germany
    us
    uk
    france
    italy
    japan

  37. I think Personalme had the same results as Mian and answered a minute earlier. Why didn’t he/she win?

  38. Actual, you are incorrect. But thanks for playing…

  39. Ngg… Jamie, didn’t me and Mian give the same answer? Not to mention mine is 1 minute earlier. Or is there something wrong?

  40. Isn’t the winner Sebastian as Mian had France and Germany backwards?

    RSFX: His source is Bloomberg code wcdm

  41. My bad, Persoanlme wins the tee…send details to my email please…

  42. thanks a lot, Jamie, but I think Personalme beat me by one minute…

  43. In the interest of transparency here’s a screen shot of the debt to gdp:

    http://imbx.us/J5o.gif

  44. and we know where greece is at for debt/gdp, but what if we add each country’s unfunded liabilities… i read something last year that said france’s were 500% of gdp…

  45. God if you start adding unfunded liabilities *shudder*. The would put the US somewhere near the top also with medicare etc…being estimate anywhere in the 50 to 100 trillion range.

  46. Sent it already ;)
    Thanks Jamie. And thanks Mian for such gentle personality.

  47. Nowhere near the top…US liabilities are a fraction of those in Europe due to younger, growing population and much less generous social safety net…You guys are worse than the birthers…believe anything you want, but keep it off my site…

  48. Thank goodness for illegal immigration lol.

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