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He has been tried as a holding midfielder without much success and he is not looking any better as an attacking midfielder. The Sun (2016)Don't use your home as a holding area. The Sun (2016)He has denied any financial wrongdoing via his holding company, and has not commented on the attack. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's a holding midfielder, not a defender. The Sun (2016)The government announced this month that it would press ahead with selling its remaining 9 per cent holding in Lloyds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This suggested that he might be sent to a controlled refugee holding centre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are ushered into a holding area. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other land holdings are agricultural and provide income from rents. The Sun (2008)We were supposed to be a party that had a base and strong holding in local government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why has there been such a dramatic increase in bank holding companies? Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Now we have to find another holding player. The Sun (2011)Will be used in a holding role. The Sun (2013)What should be is the position he is being asked to play as the holding midfielder. The Sun (2014)Because of its size the favoured route is to place the holding in three tranches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet their tight forwards are only a holding operation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The hedge funds claim that shareholders are being denied the real value of the property holdings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were just kept in a horrible holding area. The Sun (2010)This is another government holding company that owns a number of investment vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Government and local government could also release some of its own land holdings at low or zero cost. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other combinations used a financial enterprise such as a trust or holding company to control the voting stock of the corporations involved. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)It has since increased its holding to 19%. Times, Sunday Times (2016) The holding company will report the accounting results of these subsidiary companies as part of the accounting results for the group of companies. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)The museum 's holdings are now up for auction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is left with a 10.4 per cent holding. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now we find curators again drawing for the major part on the gallery 's own holdings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is setting up a British holding company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This comes to more than half of the assets owned by the funds, which are being allowed to keep their equity holdings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He sold half of his 80% holding at the 2014 float. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were blindfolded again and taken in a truck to a holding area, similar to a double hotel room with an en-suite bathroom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The fund's biggest holding is the oil giant BP. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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