7 Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents of €5,288 million (€7,765 million at December 31, 2012) included financing receivables originally due within 90 days amounting to €3,086 million (€5,861 million at December 31, 2012) relating to time deposit with financial institutions having notice greater than a 48-hour period.

Cash amounting to €90 million (€84 million at December 31, 2012) was restricted due to judicial investigations and commercial proceedings in the E&C segment. More information about the judicial investigations is disclosed in Note 35 – Guarantees, commitments and risks – Corruption investigations. The average maturity of financing receivables due within 90 days was 9 days and the average interest rate amounted to 0.3% (0.5% at December 31, 2012).