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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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The bank's chairman, Pratip Chaudhuri, said that a single regulator would help remove the regulatory arbitrage currently existing between banks and housing finance companies.
The work by Boyer's group "identifies a cohort of genes" that are targets of these master regulators, comments Ian Chambers of the University of Edinburgh.
Attach the ground strap, NSN 6150-00-999-2100, to the regulator with lock washer, NSN 5310-00-550-1130, and nut, NSN 5310-00-761-6882.
A small, independent and technology-focused regulator of the kind that has proved so successful in the UK and Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia would be ideally suited to achieving Japan's most ambitious national goals in the telecommunications area.
Typical discrete solutions utilize various on-board regulators for LAN/GbE, VCC-VID, PCI slots, Universal Serial Bus, keyboard, and mouse consisting of voltage references, resistors, capacitors, op amps, diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors.
Should a regulator seek to stop a business combination, he must, outside of certain highly regulated industries, sue in a court of law to show that the merger violates the law (usually the Sherman Act).
Regulators expect banks to retain knowledgeable and well-trained auditors.
Providers and regulators take a more collaborative approach
The unit monitored the performance of the old regulator for about two weeks.
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If a national regulator does not exercise its powers on cross-border issues then the ACER may intervene, while the European Commission can take infringement proceedings.

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