12.06.2009 - Government debt: The big sweat
From Economist.com: Norway’s gross debt was close to 60% of GDP in 2007, but thanks to its oil-based sovereign-wealth fund it had a net surplus of almost 150% of GDP. Since Japan’s government controls vast assets, notably the Japan Post bank, its net debt, at 86% of GDP, is far lower than its gross debt........Full Article: Source