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Tout

To promote a security in order to attract buyers.

Tout

To strongly encourage investors to buy a particular security. Touting usually comes from someone with a strong interest in seeing the security's price rise, such as a large shareholder, a public relations firm, or even the issuing company itself. To tout is illegal in some circumstances, notably around the date of registration with the SEC.

tout

To foster interest in a particular company or security. For example, a broker might tout a security to a client in the hope that the client will purchase the security.
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She said that despite "clear evidence" in our columns of the problem, Sport Minister Hugh Robertson refuses to tackle ticket touting.
Of these a 57-year-old German and a 30-year-old Slovakian woman were charged with ticket touting, Scotland Yard said.
Detective Sergeant Jonathan Jones, from the Economic Crime Team, said: "Ticket touting isn't just about financial gain.
This was when touting was easier for the punter but less lucrative for the tout.
While it might not be illegal, ticket touting is downright immoral.
The group, which has particular problems with touts at Aintree, Cheltenham, Newmarket and Epsom, where the Derby meeting attracted a rash of forged tickets, has made a submission separate to the Racecourse Association as part of a Department for Culture, Media and Sport inquiry into ticket touting at sporting and cultural events.
He said last month: "Ticket touting legislation covering football matches is a necessary public order measure based on the importance of ensuring the segregation of supporters.
Republicans, angry about Sacramento foot-dragging, are touting a much tougher November ballot measure, Jessica's Law.
THE number of criminals convicted of ticket touting has slumped to a new low because so many of them now use the Internet.
Ticket touting is illegal in Japan and the authorities are working hard to identify ticket touts and restrict their activities.
cities, extolling the virtues of the United Nations in general and touting the need for a UN-based response to the terrorist threat.