LOS 17; Discuss risks faced by investors in EM securities…… page 92/93 Schweser book 2.
The text references two different debt to GDP levels above which become casuse for concern. “Debt levels above 70-80% of GDP have been troublesome for developing countries” 3 paragraphs later, Foreign debt levels greater than 50% of GDP indicate the country may be overlevered.
My take on it is that both don’t necessarily address the same definition. E.g. “Chemical X solutions of 70-80% and above have been used to kill people in the past.” And “Chemical A solutions of more than 50% indicate that this solution can be fatally poisonous.”
So in the exam you’d have to rely on both statements and see which one is more relevant to the particular question.