non·​fi·​nan·​cial | \ ˌnän-fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl How to pronounce nonfinancial (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web United States nonfinancial corporate debt outstanding stood at $10.1 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, up from $7.1 trillion in 2013, according to the Federal Reserve Board. NBC News, "A dozen years after the 2008 recession, a different kind of debt threatens the world economy," 9 Mar. 2020 The problem is that India’s 2016 insolvency law, modeled on the U.K. system, is set up for nonfinancial firms. Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Haircuts for Indian Finance — Bald or Bold?," 21 Nov. 2019 The study echoed other findings about the nonfinancial effects of minimum wage increases. Mihir Zaveri, New York Times, "Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says," 14 Jan. 2020 If the judge released him with nonfinancial conditions of release, then the man could go back to his children, his spouse, his friends, his medical care—to all of the things, large and small, that give everyday life meaning. Alec Karakatsanis, Time, "Americans Aren’t Supposed to Be Jailed Before Trial Just Because They Can’t Make Bail. But It Happens All the Time," 16 Dec. 2019 Borrowing by nonfinancial firms in the United States has risen to a record high. Los Angeles Times, "More Americans are prepared for a recession, thanks to painful lessons of the last one," 12 Sep. 2019 As of this year’s first quarter, corporate nonfinancial debt of U.S. companies had surged to a record $9 trillion. Larry Light, Fortune, "The Global Collapse in Interest Rates May be Setting Investors Up for a Crash," 9 Aug. 2019 The ratio of nonfinancial corporate debt to GDP is the highest since records began in 1947, according to the Office of Financial Research, a Treasury Department bureau created after the 2008 financial crisis. Matt Egan, CNN, "CNN Business exclusive: Bank of America CEO warns about excessive corporate debt," 20 June 2019 From CFO Journal On the corporate side, the regulator will broaden its review of annual reports and of financial and nonfinancial reporting practices, and more closely scrutinize corporate governance. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "U.K. Regulator Plans to Increase Oversight of Audit, Accounting Sector," 23 May 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfinancial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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