Italy Among World's Greatest Debtors; Zimbabwe Is Tops

The recession has caused countries to borrow more and more. Here are five of the worst borrowers:

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  1. Zimbabwe In 2008 the country's debt was 241.2% of its total GDP
  2. Japan In 2008 the country's debt was 170.4% of its total GDP
  3. Jamaica 124.1% of its total GDP
  4. Singapore 113.7% of its total GDP
  5. Italy 103.7% of its total GDP

Sources: VisualEconomics, CIA World Factbook