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 Under the Trump Administration, the rule expanded public charge criteria to include more public assistance programs, new income thresholds, and nonfinancial factors including age, education, and health status. Deb Gordon, Forbes, "Uninsured Americans Are Half As Likely To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine Even Though It’s Free, New Data Shows," 16 Apr. 2021 The biggest nonfinancial challenges facing the residents are the many sidewalk and road projects looming ahead of us, work that could compromise the natural beauty of IHP. Kimberly Fornek,, "Sidewalks, streets and a new Village Hall in an old church are topics candidates for Indian Head Park Village Board face," 16 Mar. 2021 From March 1 through Thursday, nonfinancial companies issued $81 billion of investment-grade bonds, up from $38 billion in the previous two-week period, according to Dealogic. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "U.S. Treasury Yields Climb Sharply," 12 Mar. 2021 Many retirement plans are successful from a financial standpoint but unsuccessful when the nonfinancial aspects are considered. Bob Carlson, Forbes, "How To Ensure A Successful Retirement," 19 Mar. 2021 Other initiatives dealing with the role of auditors in assessing companies’ disclosures about climate risk and other nonfinancial information could come up for discussion, former regulators say. Mark Maurer, WSJ, "U.S. Audit Watchdog Could Ramp Up Oversight Under New SEC Leadership," 3 Dec. 2020 In recent decades, finance has generally grown faster than the real economy—and within nonfinancial sectors, financial activities and their accompanying attitudes have come to dominate business. Mariana Mazzucato, The New Republic, "Saving the Climate in a Triple Crisis," 15 Mar. 2021 Haitong is also suspected of manipulating the market for nonfinancial corporate debt in China, the association said, adding that the brokerage could be subject to strict industry sanctions and other actions from relevant authorities. Xie Yu And Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, "Large Chinese Broker Faces Probe After State-Owned Coal Miner’s Default," 19 Nov. 2020 But there are also nonfinancial conflicts that could sway the results. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "Report finds holes in U.S. policies on foreign influence in research," 28 Dec. 2020

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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24 Apr 2021

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“Nonfinancial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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