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An issue of a bond that is not placed immediately with investors. That is, the issuer authorizes the bond and makes it available, but holds it back until it needs or desires the cash flow that the sale of the issue would bring. The French and British governments are the most common tap issuers. A tap issue is also called tap stock.
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tap issuethe issue of TREASURY BILLS and BONDS by the Bank of England at a predetermined price to government departments, which have short-term financial surpluses as a means of covering some of the financial deficits of other government departments. Contrast TENDER ISSUE.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005