nonfinancial

adjective
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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Having robust banks, a diversified economy and the ability to print the world’s reserve currency limits how bad things would be in a recession, too—although nonfinancial corporate debt is scarily high. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Tying American Stocks to the Rest of the World," 8 Jan. 2019 And nonfinancial corporations, with debt equal to 160% of GDP, aren’t in a great position to pony up more. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "China’s Tax Whodunit Is Far From Over," 5 Oct. 2018 The retailer, already struggling with a slowing mobile-phone market in the U.K. and the rise of Amazon.com 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. Bloomberg.com, "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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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