CHART OF THE DAY: The Rest Of The World Owns Us

button more charts
button chart prev
button chart next

As this chart shows, foreign appetite for the debt of the Federal government has not been diminished by our recession.

Pessimists might say that we’re increasingly reliant on international investors to fund our government. But we can just about squint our eyes up and see this as a vast improvement from the old “we owe it to ourselves” reassurance about government debt.

We owe it to them and we’re too big to fail.

federal debt held by foreign & international investors, chart of the day

Get This Delivered To Your Inbox
You can get this dropped in your inbox every afternoon as The Chart Of The Day. It’s simple. It’s convenient. It’s free. All we need is your email address (though we’d love your name and state, too, if you’re willing to share it).  Sign up below!

Email State First Name Last Name

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at