Despite NZX, lawyers and listed companies keen for introduction of a minimum holding size.
Agri-business Scales is particularly worried.
Overseas investors own about half of New Zealand’s sharemarket, and analysts are keeping a wary eye on this in case a big drop-off sees shares plunge.
“A register implies information will be publicly available on an individual property,” Dr Smith says.
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