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11 Other financial assets - Annual Report 2015 - DSM

11 Other financial assets

Table 1

 
Other
participations
Other
receivables
Other
deferred
items
Total
         
Balance at 1 January 2014
46
71
35
152
         
Changes:
       
- Charged to the income statement
(6)
-
(7)
(13)
- Acquisitions
-
(5)
5
-
- Capital payments
6
-
-
6
- Disposals
(2)
-
-
(2)
- Loans granted
-
1
-
1
- Repayments
-
(2)
-
(2)
- Prepayments
-
-
20
20
- Exchange differences
(4)
1
2
(1)
- Transfers
-
(21)
(14)
(35)
- Changes in fair value
4
-
-
4
         
Balance at 31 December 2014
44
45
41
130
         
Changes:
       
- Charged to the income statement
(8)
16
-
8
- Capital payments
2
-
-
2
- Disposals
-
56
-
56
- Loans granted
-
2
-
2
- Repayments
-
(2)
-
(2)
- Consolidation changes
4
-
-
4
- Exchange differences
1
(3)
2
-
- Transfers
-
(1)
-
(1)
- Changes in fair value
5
-
-
5
- Other
3
-
(16)
(13)
         
Balance at 31 December 2015
51
113
27
191

Other participations relate to equity instruments in companies whose activities support DSM’s business and which can be quoted or unquoted. In Other participations an amount of €32 million is included that relates to equity instruments, with a fair value that cannot be measured reliably (2014: €26 million). These instruments are therefore measured at cost.

Disposals in 2015 of €56 million are mainly relating to the deconsolidation of the bulk chemicals business and the related earn-out receivable.