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Note 15 Cash and cash equivalents


In € millions

2009

2010

 

 

 

Short-term investments

1,171

1,302

Cash on hand and in banks

957

1,549

Included under cash and cash equivalents in the balance sheet

2,128

2,851

Debt to credit institutions

(209)

(168)

Total per cash flow statement

1,919

2,683

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, 2010, an amount of €143 million in cash and cash equivalents was restricted. Restricted cash is defined as cash that cannot be accessed centrally due to regulatory or contractual restrictions and mainly related to insurance.

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