30. Cash and cash equivalents

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€ million

30/9/2015

30/9/2016

Cheques and cash on hand

111

121

Bank deposits and other financial assets with short-term liquidity

4,304

2,247

 

4,415

2,368

The decline in cash and cash equivalents is essentially due to the fact that the purchase price payment received for the Galeria Kaufhof group in the previous year was used for the redemption of financial liabilities.