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Position

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.

Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.

position

The ownership status of a person's or an institution's investments. For example, a person may own 500 shares of Sun Microsystems, 350 shares of Boeing, and a $10,000 principal amount of 9% bonds due in 2001. See also long position, short position.

position

To buy or sell securities in order to establish a net long or a net short position. Also called take a position.
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I hope that you, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the leaders of coalition countries to approve and support this step for the sake of our quest to achieve security and stability for our country, praising your support and your noble positions towards Yemen's leadership and people.
The Bahraini king also lauded the noble positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, supportive to the Kingdom of Bahrain which embodies the firm ties binding the two countries over history.
On the occasion, Ould Mohamedou made a statement in which he expressed thanks of the Mauritanian Government and people to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its noble positions towards Mauritania.