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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

31. Disposals

All figures in millions 2007 2006
Government Solutions Les Echos Datamark Other Total Total
Disposal of subsidiaries
Property, plant and equipment (10) (3) (3) (16)
Intangible assets (6) (6)
Inventories (1) (1)
Trade and other receivables (63) (26) (5) (1) (95)
Cash and cash equivalents (14) (14)
Deferred income tax liabilities 2 2
Trade and other liabilities 23 42 6 2 73 (1)
Retirement benefit obligations 3 3
Provisions for other liabilities and charges 1 1
Equity minority interests (8) (8) (4)
Attributable goodwill (221) (4) (17) (8) (250) (5)
Cumulative translation adjustment (53) (53)
Net (assets)/liabilities disposed (330) 1 (20) (15) (364) (10)
Cash received 286 174 20 15 495 10
Other proceeds received 35 35
Costs (10) (10) (20)
(Loss)/profit on sale (19) 165 146
2007 2006
Cash flow from disposals
Cash – Current year disposals 495 10
Costs paid (12)
Cash and cash equivalents disposed (14)
Net cash inflow 469 10

Details of the businesses disposed are shown in note 3.

The proceeds received for the sale of Government Solutions include 286m in cash, 20m in Loan Stock and a 10% interest in the acquiring company valued at 15m.

Other includes share options exercised in Interactive Data.

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