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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 Judge held that the policy of government to deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum industry by not fixing the prices at which petroleum products might be sold in Nigeria was aACoeunlawfulaACA[yen].
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WHEN THE NCAA announced its intention to deregulate its two-ton Division I Manual of bylaws covering the conduct and management of its multibillion-dollar athletic operation, we felt like cheering.
During his visit to Egypt on March 23-25, Pascal Lamy, the European Commissioner for Trade, maintained that the forthcoming meeting in Qatar should see "development at the centre of the debates,", adding that the international community has to "deregulate sectors where developing countries enjoy relative advantages, such as farming and textiles".The senior officials considered the impact that Association Agreements with the EU are having on the Mediterranean partners, and stressed that the current reform process should be continued.
Almost 90% of a three-year plan to deregulate Japan's 15 industrial sectors is likely to be implemented by the end of fiscal 2000, the Management and Coordination Agency said Tuesday in its report to the panel on deregulation.
Minister Bobby Molloy had deregulated the taxi industry, he said, now he should deregulate pubs.
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