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Jun 30, 1997

Private - Do Not Enter

Taking public companies back into the private domain is proving a testing task in Hong Kong

Protecting minority shareholders from the bullying tactics of those eager to control public companies is an important task of market regulators around the world. However, at times those rules can go a little overboard. Such is the case, according to frustrated companies and investment bankers, in the Hong Kong market when it comes to taking a listed company back into the private domain. The current rule, which requires 90 percent of the vote to be in favor of going private, has often made

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