non·​fi·​nan·​cial | \ ˌnän-fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl, -fī-\

Definition of nonfinancial 

: not of or relating to finance or financiers : not financial rarely argued about nonfinancial matters For the first time in eight years, the balance sheets of nonfinancial corporations will end the year with more equity relative to debt than they had when the year started.— Fred R. Bleakley

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The retailer, already struggling with a slowing mobile-phone market in the U.K. and the rise of Inc., said 1.2 million records containing nonfinancial information such as names, addresses and emails were breached. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "Dixons Carphone Hack Affects Nearly 6 Million Bank Cards," 13 June 2018 Global Debt Pile at a Record $164 Trillion Sources: Global Debt Database; and IMF staff calculations Data refer to the global gross debt (both public and nonfinancial private) for an unbalanced sample comprising 190 countries., "Protectionism and Debt Are Biggest Threats to World Economy, EU Says," 20 Apr. 2018 The average cost for nonfinancial corporations to borrow in the commercial paper market for 90 days has more than doubled over the last year. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, "Libor’s Rise Accelerates, Squeezing Short-Term Borrowers," 27 Mar. 2018 National net worth, which combines the value of nonfinancial assets with Canada’s net foreign asset position, rose 2.2% on an unadjusted basis to C$11.17 trillion. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Canada Household Debt Levels Roughly Unchanged, Near Record Level," 15 Mar. 2018 The central bank has bought an average of €6.8 billion ($8.37 billion) in investment-grade, nonfinancial corporate bonds each month since the buying kicked off in June 2016. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Investors Prepare for the End of ECB’s Corporate-Bond Buying," 9 Mar. 2018 National net worth—which combines the value of nonfinancial assets with Canada’s net foreign asset position—edged upward 0.1% on an unadjusted basis to C$10.86 trillion. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Household Debt Levels Climb Higher," 14 Dec. 2017 In Japan, 2018 could be the year the Financial Services Agency presses Japanese nonfinancial corporations to put to work more of the 250 trillion yen ($2.2 trillion) in cash on their balance sheets. Peter Coy,, "The Global Economy Looks Good for 2018 (Unless Somebody Does Something Dumb)," 2 Nov. 2017 Our scoring system extensively leverages nonfinancial data to achieve this forward-looking view, giving insights on predictive factors which are not visible from financial data alone. Martin Reeves, Fortune, "In Search of 'Vital' Companies," 19 Oct. 2017

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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