Change

Note 15 Cash and cash equivalents


In € millions

 

 

 

2008

2009

 

 

 

Short-term investments

401

1,171

Cash on hand and in banks

1,194

957

Included under cash and cash equivalents in the balance sheet

1,595

2,128

 

 

 

Debt to credit institutions

(146)

(209)

 

 

 

Total per cash flow statement

1,449

1,919

Short-term investments almost entirely consist of cash loans, time deposits, marketable private borrowings and marketable securities immediately convertible into cash. For more information on credit risk management, see note 24.

At December 31, 2009, an amount of €143 million in cash and cash equivalents was restricted, mainly due to restrictions in certain countries to transfer cash.

 

 

 

 

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