The fight for control of Vanke has grabbed the headlines in recent months, but the list of Chinese companies becoming embroiled in hostile takeover battles is growing by the day, which experts are now suggesting may start to put undue pressure on the real economy. Photo: Reuters

Spreading boardroom battles could threaten real economic development, warn experts

Mid-tier firms with high returns on equity, high dividends, low valuations and dispersed shareholding structure are most likely targets

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The fight for control of Vanke has grabbed the headlines in recent months, but the list of Chinese companies becoming embroiled in hostile takeover battles is growing by the day, which experts are now suggesting may start to put undue pressure on the real economy. Photo: Reuters
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