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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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led to shortcuts in the regulatory and deregulatory decision-making
The next two largest deregulatory acts, which have often been hailed by Office of Information and Regulatory Analysis administrator Cass Sunstein and President Obama himself, are the Environmental Protection Agency abandoning of the "spilled milk" final rule (officially, the "Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure for Milk" rule) and the proposed relaxing of the gasoline vapor recovery rule.
The truth is that the Bush record in this regard is less deregulatory than that of the Clinton Administration.
Apart from deregulatory initiatives adopted at the central level, prefectural governments are also riding on the wave of opportunity and actively courting foreign investments in areas such as advanced bio-medical research facilities and sophisticated medical technologies by offering attractive incentives and tax structures.
FCC Chair Michael Powell, who had rammed the deregulatory move through the Commission, said that the judge's "decision perversely may make it dramatically more difficult for the Commission to protect against greater media consolidation.
The cross-party committee, made up of peers and MPs, also called for the establishment of an industry-funded trust providing research, education and treatment for problem gamblers as a crucial counterbalance to the Bill's deregulatory aspects.
A spokesman for the Association of Convenience Stores welcomed the advice as a positive deregulatory measure that would offer retailers guidance on best practice.
Our recent successes with the Deregulatory Reform Act (reducing red tape) and the Chancellor's recognition of the special requirements of small firms with the removal of Corporation Tax would prove my point.
said deregulatory proposals in the draft report would disadvantage the NTT group and called for the creation of ''neutral rules.
Tax reform and deregulatory reform such as (the establishment of) special designated areas for structural reform match the approach the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy is taking,'' the minister said.
Such deregulatory provisions would not apply to content creators in the broadcasting sector, since cable companies are separating their content-producing businesses.
Powell, in his first appearance before Congress as chairman of the agency, outlined his plans to take the agency down a more deregulatory path than William Kennard, his Democratic predecessor.