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tight

Economics
a. (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
b. (of funds, money, etc.) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
c. (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
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inventories were "raising concerns of tight markets heading into the U.S.
Bill Kirk, CREB President, warned that while tight market conditions exist, “...both buyers and sellers need to be aware that conditions are dependent on the community and price range that you are targeting.”
THREE quarters (74%) of motor dealers are positive or very positive about the year ahead but tight market conditions mean they are far from complacent, according to the latest survey from professional services firm Baker Tilly.
The global market for shipped natural gas is entering key years of change in 2014 with several new buyers emerging while big new supplies will only slowly become available from 2015, resulting in a tight market for years to come.
Traders are gambling on a tight market they helped create."
"With the tight market in construction right now, keeping our overhead low was very important in choosing a new location," John Miller, managing partner, said in a press release.
The cost of funds for many banks has gone up as they have had to raise deposit rates to attract money from competitors in a tight market.
However, the company's profitability continued to be constrained by the tight market situation in Finland, by investments in new regions and by the one-off arbitration costs.
However this tight market situation may not be as rosy as it appears, one of the main fears expressed in Oslo being the possibility of rising salmon prices penalising both processors and consumers and therefore encouraging displacement to other species."
Tom Enright of Enright & Wilson offered a primer on the three basic stages of the Florida insurance cycle: The tight market, the soft market, and the transition market, which bridges the other two.
"Software vendors should continue to build, fund and invest in software sales and marketing programs, even during tight market conditions to maintain customers and expand revenue opportunities," said Joanne Correia, managing vice president at Gartner.
Energy saving initiatives will play a leading role as companies seek to cut costs in a tight market.