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Bonds belong to capital market claims (original maturity of over 12 months) such as ordinary bonds (reference loans/benchmark loans), debentures, warrant bonds of bond format, convertible bonds and perpetuals, and other capital market claims equal to them.
In the statistics on outstanding credit, shares, derivatives and mutual funds shares are not included in out-standing credit.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus