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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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 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 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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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