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Deregulate

To reduce the amount of regulation over a market or economy. It may include reduced or eliminated requirements for reporting or filing statements with regulators. Deregulating may allow an organization to conduct more activities than it could before; for example, it may allow a bank to make more high risk investments. Deregulation is intended to increase efficiency in the market by letting the Invisible Hand guide the economy apart from government intervention. Opponents, however, argue that deregulation increases the likelihood of fraud and unfair practices such as insider trading. Many analysts agree that deregulation helps firms on solid financial footing and hurts those that are not.

deregulate

To reduce or eliminate control. One of the major forces in the financial markets in the 1970s and 1980s was the federal government's decision to deregulate interest rates. The commissions charged to investors on security trades were deregulated in 1975.
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the self-described consumer advocate who five years ago used congressional hearings to call for tougher regulation of the $33 billion diet industry, has become a born-again deregulator.
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As president, he will have to do what FDR did, and challenge the financial oligarchy with new government regulatory agencies staffed with real regulators, not deregulators as under the Bush-Clinton-Bush regime.
By installing caps on the retail price of electricity, deregulators likely discouraged investment in new generating capacity.
This could entail deregulation, but his experience of BSE does not make him one of nature's keenest deregulators.
All the participants want to be seen as deregulators because they recognize that the public sees deregulation as the path to expanded services at more competitive prices.
Deregulators at the CAB provided immediate opportunities for downward pricing flexibility by asking carriers to "show cause" why up to 35% of all fares should not be discount fares (to fill empty seats during off-peak periods).
Putin can continue to provide fiscal and legal certainty for foreign oil companies, and if EU energy deregulators can find a way of accommodating Moscow's desire for a stable market for its gas, this should not prove another false dawn for western energy investment in Russia.
But now we find ourselves bewailing our economic exile and blaming for our collective ills those who have besieged our city - the bankers, mortgage lenders, money-market speculators and Government deregulators.
Manufacturers--the wine makers--are challenging the system; Retailers--Costco in Washington--are challenging the system and so are market critics and deregulators.
Also, the deregulators did not consider the financial health or stability of the industry to be an important consideration.