nonfinancial nonfinancial  /nɑn fə ˈnæn ʃəl/


  • (adj) not involving financial matters


  1. Many companies try nonfinancial incentives, but clumsily.
  2. Banks and other financial-services firms have long filled their boards with nonfinancial executives, be they industrial chiefs, heads of nonprofits or professors.
  3. Paulson said TARP was never intended to bail out nonfinancial firms, so that money is off-limits.


  • Vital Signs Chart: Companies Holding Record Cash Pile

    U.S. nonfinancial corporations held $1.78 trillion in cash and other liquid assets in the first quarter of the year, up $46 billion from the end of 2012, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs


  1. "The challenge remains for banks to expand the availability of credit to the nonfinancial sector when demand picks up," Mr. Trichet cautioned. "Where necessary, to address this challenge, banks should retain earnings, turn to the market to...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source:

  2. "These funds were not authorized by Congress for nonfinancial companies in distress," Gregg said, "but were to be used to restore liquidity and stability in the overall financial system of the country and to help prevent fundamental systemic...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Judd Gregg Source: WPDE

  3. "Evidence of increased pricing power can be gleaned from the profit margins of nonfinancial businesses, which have continued to press higher even outside the energy sector," Greenspan said.
    on Jun 9, 2005 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Investor's Business Daily (subscription)

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