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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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Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti on Monday directed Central Police Station to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the conduct of the tout.
For many fans of Adele the actions of these touts are stopping them from seeing their favourite artist, but this is happening every single day all across the country, from concerts and sporting events, to theatre shows and exhibitions.
On Saturday outside Twickenham touts were again brazenly selling tickets on the streets.
They will patrol the streets of Ayia Napa on foot, bicycles, mopeds, and in cars, and will report the tout and the business that hired him to the police," the mayor said.
Transport department officials told M AIL T ODAY that these touts operate like a gang; many of them have criminal backgrounds continued from page 1 needed by a commercial vehicle, one has to go to these touts.
In tough times, there are too many people losing out because of touts selling tickets at inated prices.
The tout mafia is ruling the office and they are setting outside Excise and Taxation office freely and continuously looting the applicants on the behest of the officers involved.
Debenture tickets - which are bought as an investment and can be sold on legally by the ticket holder - are changing hands with Au10,000 mark-ups each, while touts hire full-time solicitors to avoid prosecution.
Any fan buying a ticket from a tout or found with an unofficial or 'resold' ticket at Wembley Stadium can still be ejected from the ground and banned from future games.
Fearful that the 2012 Olympic Games in London will turn into Disneyland for touts, the government is keen to protect the most gullible of punters; those people desperate to be seen at the biggest events, no matter how much it costs.
And while it is still legal to tout tickets online, prices will continue to rise.
Tickets for Madonna's Earl's Court and Wembley concerts are being hawked by touts at up to pounds 600 each.