VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES
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5. VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES
We evaluate our investments and transactions to identify variable interest entities for which we are the primary beneficiary. We hold a variable interest in the following joint ventures for which we are the primary beneficiary:
Creditors of these entities have no recourse to our general credit. See "Note 7. Debt—Direct and Subsidiary Debt." As the primary beneficiary of these variable interest entities at September 30, 2015, the joint ventures' assets, liabilities and results of operations are included in our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).
The following table summarizes the carrying amount of our variable interest entities' assets and liabilities included in our condensed consolidated balance sheets (unaudited), before intercompany eliminations, as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 (dollars in millions):
For more information regarding the Rockwood Acquisition, see "Note 3. Business Combinations—Rockwood Acquisition."
The entire disclosure for a variable interest entity (VIE), including but not limited to, judgments and assumptions in determining whether to consolidate and in identifying the primary beneficiary, gain (loss) recognized on the initial consolidation of the VIE, terms of arrangements, amounts and classification of the VIE's assets and liabilities, and the entity's maximum exposure to loss.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef