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Regulator

An agency enforcing legislation and setting rules governing certain actions. For example, the Internal Revenue Service in the United States is a regulator because it collects taxes, enforcing the U.S. Tax Code. In securities, regulators often require companies to disclose their actions to see to it that as much information as possible is publicly available. Other regulators govern business practices. For example, they may enforce minimum or maximum wages and salaries, prohibit discrimination on certain grounds, and/or ban certain policies or practices deemed unfair for consumers or competitors. While nearly everyone agrees that some regulations are necessary, there is significant disagreement as to how many and what kind are needed. Proponents of more regulation assert that it ensures a fair market and sustainable growth, while critics argue that many regulations do more harm than good.
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Regulators should never be assigned conflicting or competing functions or goals.
Initial corrective action included adjusting installation clearance and removing/replacing left and right voltage regulators. Both actions resulted in satisfactory ground runs but the problem recurred after several minutes of flight.
Sector regulators are primarily tasked to address 'market failures' in a sector.
24 ( ANI ): Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for blaming regulators over the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.
The report, RegTech for Regulators, finds thatRegTech opens a treasure chest of opportunities for regulators to keep pace by using analytics and anticipatory interventions at an unprecedented scale, helping to build trust in regulations needed for new business innovations.
Where cylinders are supplied directly from a compressor, not only will product quality be optimised by controlling the inlet pressure for the application with a general-purpose pressure regulator, but energy costs can be reduced by up to 30 per cent by using double-acting cylinders where a reduced pressure can be achieved on the non-working return stroke.
Charity regulators consistently ignore or fail to understand constitutional restrictions on their actions.
"Every one of the bus station regulators has a stick at hand.
However, one recent regulatory decision suggests that the regulator, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (MPHPT), is both reluctant and ill-equipped to maintain a competitive telecommunications sector.
Four discrete linear regulators are replaced by the ISL6505, along with their associated components.
The Government's red tape watchdog has launched a 'regulator's review of the regulators'.
While state banks are regulated locally by state supervisory agencies, all banks have federal regulators. Further, a bank can change its federal regulator without having to relocate or make any other significant change in its activities.

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