Cash & Short Term Investments, Last Year

What is the definition of Cash & ST Inv, Last Yr?

This is Cash and Short Term Investments at the last reported results. Cash and Equivalents represents short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so close to their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in interest rates. Only investments with original maturities of three months or less qualify under these definitions.

Short-Term Investments consists of any investments in debt and equity securities with maturity of one year or less. The ?short-term? nature depends on actual maturity of one year from the balance sheet date rather than on the original maturity of a specific investment. Short-Term Investments includes: i) Short-term loans, ii) Certificates of deposits (with maturity of 3 to 12 months), iii) Short-term paper (with maturity of 3 to 12 months), iv) Financial Derivatives and v) Trading account securities in investment services and miscellaneous financial services