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5 Net finance costs - Annual Report 2015 - DSM

5 Net finance costs

Table 1

 
2015
2014
     
Continuing operations before
exceptional items
   
Interest costs
   
Interest expense
125
103
Interest relating to defined benefit plans
11
10
Capitalized interest during construction
(6)
(5)
Interest charge on discounted provisions
8
1
     
Total
138
109
     
Other financial income and expense
   
Interest income
(10)
(13)
Exchange differences
6
(1)
Result from other securities
7
9
Sundry
8
(2)
     
Total
11
(7)
     
Net finance costs
149
102

In 2015, the interest rate applied in the capitalization of interest during construction was 5% (2014: 5%).