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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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"When gas was deregulated, it took two or three years for the market to shake down and for strong marketers to emerge.
Presently, we do not have a deregulated pump price of petrol.
After the application of a 20 percent vacancy allowance which is permitted under the law, the legal rent exceed the then-$2,000 threshold for deregulation and was deregulated.
The gap between power prices in deregulated and regulated areas of Texas is shrinking.Graphic courtesy of Texas Coalition for Affordable Power
As development continues apace, many national or regional electrical power systems are becoming deregulated or privatized.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., Strategic Energy is licensed to serve customers in deregulated energy markets including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Deregulated post carrier TNT Mail UK has secured a contract with Lloyds TSB to handle more than 100 million items of mail.
If this sort of regime had been in place in the early part of this century, the civil aviation industry probably would still be a dream waiting for a deregulated future to be realized."
Mark Royden, branch secretary for the TGWU, said: ``The council has deregulated the hackney carriage trade against the wishes of ourselves, the police and even the advice of their own engineers.
The best example of what a deregulated industry can do is to look at the long distance telephone companies.
Energy Services Group (http://www.EnergyServicesGroup.net), Pembroke, Mass., a leading EDI data processing and billing services provider for the deregulated energy market, is prepared to help competitive suppliers participate in the rapidly evolving Massachusetts' competitive energy market.
Since the auto-liability market was deregulated in 1994, rates, products and available sales channels have continued to vary and proliferate, the association said.