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Gray Market

Trade using unofficial and unregulated, but still legal, means. In securities, a gray market typically refers to trade in bonds or stocks not yet issued. These sales are contingent upon the issuance actually taking place, and are sometimes considered benchmarks for how successful the issuance will be. Another example of a gray market is the pharmaceuticals industry, in which buyers in different countries sometimes pay very different amounts. Buyers in the more expensive country may travel to the other country to buy their medicines, creating a gray market.

grey market

an ‘unofficial’ market in newly issued shares prior to their being formally listed and traded on the STOCK EXCHANGE. See SHARE ISSUE.
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That's the finding of high street insurance broker Swinton, which has seen an 18% hike in demand for quotes on grey imports in the last year.
CRASH-TESTING used cars is the latest development in the unofficial Japanese grey import market as tough new rules tighten-up on safety.
That's the finding of high street insurance broker Swinton which has seen an 18 per cent hike in demand for quotes on grey imports in the last year.
And Sony have made it clear they'll take similar steps to stop grey imports of the PS3.
Steer clear of Eunos-badged grey imports ( there are plenty of cheap UK-supplied examples to choose from anyway.
SALES of Japanese imported vehicles, known as grey imports, have rocketed to around 350,000 in the last 10 years.
If you've set your heart on an FTO, there are plenty of grey imports sloshing around the UK that shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg and will already be type-approved and UK-registered.
SPECIALISTS in the grey imports market need to work harder than their mainstream colleagues to avoid being left behind in the September rush.
UNFAVOURABLE exch-ange rates have failed to prevent the march of the grey imports market - proving it is here to stay.
If your car does turn out to be stolen, they'll obviously have to investigate, but at the moment they've no plans to tour the country herding up stolen Japanese grey imports.
This year we have found there are a few more grey imports with people buying cars from abroad.
The two-door P1 is seen as a way of beating grey imports and will be available throughout Subaru's 110-strong dealer network with the usual three year/60,000 miles warranty.