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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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Local officials believe the problem of touting is most prevalent in Paphos because the town has many holidaymakers who fit the criteria of a lot of these companies.
While the government are using their majority on a Dail Committee to block new legislation to outlaw touting.
Both France and the UK have strong anti- touting legislation but the Irish government has turned its back on fans.
Measures are needed against touting because it puts tickets out of the reach of the average and loyal fan," said Deputy Naughten.
However, these measures by sports organisations and concert promoters have failed to stamp out ticket touting.
The British introduced legislation to outlaw touting at football matches and events which may be viewed as a public order risk," said Deputy Naughten.
The TD - who has drafted a bill to outlaw touting - said it was a disgrace that some of the most fervent fans will be left out in the cold and forced to watch their team on TV.
It is shocking that the government has formally refused to bring in legislation to ban touting," he said.
Stronger laws and the direct intervention of the Gardai is needed if the elimination of touting is to prove successful.
He claimed to have made thousands and said many unemployed French youths had turned to touting.
AT LAST the Government is preparing to punch a hole in the ticket- touting game.
For years people have been complaining about touting, yet nothing has been done.