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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 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to adopt a schedule for deregulating power rates for such users later this month and submit legislation for necessary legal revisions to the ordinary Diet session to be convened in January.
Part of the success of the local companies is that many PUCs preferred not to tackle the question of local deregulation of gas until they had resolved the bigger, potential problem of deregulating the power industry at the local level.
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In 1978, Congress passed legislation abolishing the Civil Aeronautics Board and deregulating airlines.
At both the federal and state levels, changes are being proposed in the laws governing electric suppliers in hopes that by deregulating the industry, companies will offer lower prices.
"As the crude prices in the global market are likely to remain low in the near-term due to the discovery of shale oil in US and also (because of) the struggling economies of Europe and Asia deregulating diesel prices is both the right and opportune step" India Ratings stated.
The government has announced many measures that are aimed at deregulating the nation's lagging brokerage sector.
It had previously been believed however that the process of deregulating apartments that were already rent stabilized--once either the tenant's income of rent crosses certain thresholds--was not impacted by the program.
Frederic Bastiat, the 19th-century French economist, could have been writing about deregulating homeschooling when he opined, "It [the law] can permit this transaction of teaching-and-learning to operate freely and without use of force ..." Perhaps more American legislators will get the message: Homeschooling works best when it is left alone.
This applies not only to the need to lift tariff barriers but also to the importance of deregulating services.
The California debacle in deregulating its power industry has brought the whole issue of decontrol to everyone's mind from coast to coast.