HOLDING COMPANY Definition

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HOLDING COMPANY is a company which owns or controls other companies. (Control can occur through the ownership of 50 per cent or more of the voting rights or through the exercise of a dominant influence.).

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CAPITAL TO RISK ASSET RATIO (CRAR) is one of the most widely used analytical measures of bank capital adequacy and a tool for controlling bank risk. Since risk assets are always less than total assets, the capital/risk asset ratio is naturally higher than the capital/total asset ratio for any given computational period.

GROSS CONTRIBUTION is the starting amount prior to any relevant deductions have been made to the gross amount, e.g., Gross Contribution to Margin.

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