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English definition of “golden share”

golden share

noun [C]     FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a special type of share in a company giving its owner more power than other shareholders over changes in its management . The golden shares owned by governments so they could control particular companies are now illegal in the European Union : The energy giant was protected from takeover by the Italian government's golden share .
(Definition of golden share noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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