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Olivant

Roland’s horn, whose blast kills birds and is heard by Charlemagne, eight miles away. [Fr. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 772]

Olivant

Roland’s ivory horn; sounded to summon Charlemagne. [Fr. Lit.: The Song of Roland]
See: Warning
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It would be wrong to conclude from this tragedy that Olivant is any trouble.
Newcastle Central MP Jim Cousins today accepted that the decision of finance house Olivant to drop out of the bidding to take over Northern Rock was "disappointing", but, he said, not a disaster.
Our production support services are designed to allow our manufacturing clients to focus on manufacturing, reduce their administration and release storage space", said Sara Olivant of ACS&T Logistics.
15pm statement to the stock exchange yesterday, Olivant chairman Luqman Arnold said, "Despite working intensively, we have been unable to formulate a value-creation proposal which meets our investment criteria whilst also respecting HM Government's proposed financing terms and the interests of other stakeholders in the company.
Olivant pulled out of plans to rescue Northern Rock last night in a move that confounded ministers and left just two proposals to take control of the stricken bank.
It is believed Olivant, led by former Abbey boss Luqman Arnold, was put off by the Treasury's demand any buyer repay the pounds 55billion of emergency public funding within three years.
Virgin, led by Sir Richard Branson, Olivant, led by former Abbey chief Luqman Arnold and a solution from the bank itself, led by Paul Thompson, are the three thought to be in the running.
There are believed to be only three contenders to rescue the stricken Newcastle lender - the Virgin team, investment group Olivant and the bank's own management.
Three private sector teams are vying to salvage Northern Rock - a consortium led by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin, investment group Olivant, and the Newcastle-based firm's own management.
This is still the Government's preferred option but potential bidders Virgin and Olivant are reportedly struggling to secure financing.
Amiri Capital, the Islamic asset management firm backed by investment firm Olivant, has said that it has partnered with broker Newedge to launch the first Islamic fund of long/short hedge funds marketed in the Middle East, Reuters has reported.
Led by recently appointed Sales and Commercial Director, Carl Robinson, the new team of Customer Services Manager, Kevin Ryder, Customer Account Manager, Sara Olivant and Operations Support Manager, Andrew Collinson, will be working to ensure that clients' future needs as well as day-today requirements are fully met.