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public company


UK firm offering stock to public a company in the United Kingdom that is required to have a minimum authorized capital of £50,000 and to offer its stock to the public. A public limited company has the letters "plc" after its name. Only public limited companies can be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Definitions of ’public company’ and meaning of ’public company’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’public company’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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