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holding

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhəʊldɪŋ/ FINANCE
assets such as property, shares, or cash that a government, company, or person owns: holding in sth The government announced that it would replace its gold reserves with holdings in dollars, euros and yen. Foreign central banks might reduce their holdings of American Treasury bonds. cash/stock/property, etc. holdings
the amount of a company's shares that a person or organization owns: holding in sth He is considering selling his 28% holding in the company.increase/raise/build up a holding The Chairman bought a further 80,000 shares, increasing his holding to 20.3%.reduce/cut a holding The sale is part of a plan by the Dutch state to reduce its holding in the former government-controlled group.
Holdings [plural] used in the names of some holding companies: TEC Holdings has been in existence since 2007.
→  See also cross-holding , hand-holding
Translations of “holding”
in Chinese (Traditional) 私人股份, 私人建築, 租用的農田…
in Russian акции…
in Turkish hisse, pay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 私人股份, 私人建筑, 租用的农田…
in Polish udział…
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