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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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The noble positions of the UAE and its support for Al-Azhar reflect its leaders' firm stance to provide all support for whatever serves the causes of Arabs and Muslims, Shaikh El-Tayeb stressed.
In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled offered heartfelt condolences to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the death of the Saudi King, recalling the late King's great and noble positions that reflected his brotherly sentiments, political wisdom and ability to manage many crises which the Arab world underwent during his tenure.
Hadi renewed thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Khalifa for his noble positions towards Yemen and his generous aid to the Yemeni people during these hard circumstances.
We count on your steadfastness in your noble positions on the Palestinian cause, and your defense of these values, especially in view of the exposure of the Palestinian cause to conspiracies aimed at jumping from the rights of our people and the liquidation of its just cause.
Al-Riyadh newspaper commented in its editorial under the title "Firmness in facing of extortion'' that since its establishment, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has faced so far dozens of ingratitude stances towards its noble positions, as it has been subjected to a whole slew of extortions and bargaining cases due to its religious status along with its steadfastness in supporting the issues of Arabs and Muslims, in addition to its political status and economic power forced even the world powers in the stages of its establishment to deal with the emerging country in a way based on the appreciation of an important Islamic leadership and Arab power.
Qatar News Agency (QNA) said Tuesday that Al-Attiyah reiterated to Tma Qatar's firm stance in supporting the Syrian people in their just cause as part of Doha's humanitarian and ethical obligation to protect Syrian civilians from the "oppression of the regime." The minister recalled Qatar's demand of the international community and the Security Council to take a firm decision against the Syrian regime's massacres against the Syrian people, pointing out that Qatar continues to search for solutions under the umbrella of the UN to save the Syrian people." For his part, Tma thanked Al-Attiyah for the "noble positions" of Qatari Amir, government and people, and appreciated the Gulf state's tireless efforts to support the Syrian people and their just cause.
I hope you, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and your brethren, the leaders of the coalition countries, to kindly support this move for the sake of our quest to achieve security and stability for our country, with the leadership and people valuing your support and your noble positions in Yemen.