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Oversubscription

A situation in which investors show so much interest in a new issue of a security that demand exceeds supply. Before a new issue, underwriters canvass potential investors, who may or may not book an order to buy a portion the new issue. If investors order more shares than there are shares being issued, the security is said to be oversubscribed. This may affect the price when the security is actually issued.

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We were told legally they're allowed to overbook a flight by 10% by the EU.
Lavin, the West Hills internist, doesn't overbook as part of his normal, non-emergency scheduling.
If you're worried you won't have enough time for your friends this semester, recognize it now don't overbook your schedule with activities that aren't crucial.
A spokesman for British Midland's bmibaby, which will be offering flights to Belfast from pounds 12, said: "We don"t overbook, so the legislation wouldn't affect us.
I always want them to be able to call me personally, so we don't overbook.
Around 250,000 people a year are left waiting in airports because airlines overbook their flights.
Under the new rules airlines which overbook must compensate passengers with cash payments of at least pounds 175 for flights of less than 1,500km, pounds 280 for flights of between 1,300km and 3,500km, and pounds 420 for longer flights.
Airlines who deliberately overbook their flights will be punished by new European legislation due to be approved today.
Airlines routinely overbook to compensate for "no-shows.
EASYJET has been forced to break a pledge to passengers not to overbook its planes.
KLM said it was policy to overbook flights on some routes where there is a high instance of failure to report for flights in order to remain competitive.