# Let’s play a little game…

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%

2011-04-27T18:03:24+0000

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Jamie Coleman

1. Germany
France
Italy
USA
Greece
Japan

2. country 7 japan

3. Country 7 = USA

4. 225.8% is Japan

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 6. 118.1% Italy
Country 7. 225.8% Japan

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
United Kingdom, 118
Japan, 225

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

Am I pass?

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;

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.

US
France
Germany
UK
Italy
Japan

19. So its more clear
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
3. France
4.UK
5.US
6. Italy
7.Japan

21. from country 1 to 7 respectivately

usa
germany
france
uk
italy
japan

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

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 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?

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

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

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

2 US
3 Germany
4 France
5 UK
6 Italy
7 Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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.