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holding companynoun [C]

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a ​company whose ​mainpurpose is to ​control another ​company or ​companies through ​owning shares in it or them
(Definition of holding company from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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holding companynoun [C]

uk   us  
FINANCE a ​company that ​owns large ​parts of other ​companies. Some ​holdingcompanies have ​businessactivities themselves and others do not: Grupo Torras was the ​holdingcompany of a large ​group of ​companiescarrying out a ​variety of ​businesses in Spain.
(Definition of holding company from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “holding company”
in Chinese (Simplified) 控股公司…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控股公司…
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