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Definition of

shell company


registered firm whose shares no longer trade a company that has ceased to trade but is still registered, especially one sold to enable the buyer to begin trading without having to establish a new company

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

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