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price control

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(Commerce) the establishment and maintenance of maximum price levels for basic goods and services by a government, esp during periods of war or inflation
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Noun1.price control - restriction on maximum prices that is established and maintained by the government (as during periods of war or inflation)
control - the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
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price control

ncalmiere m dei prezzi, controllo dei prezzi
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The health minister said the Cabinet has already approved this and the two ministries will work to gazette regulations under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 since price controls fall under KPDNHEP.
Ofgems plans to deliver savings of over 5bn to consumers through tougher price controls for energy networks moved a step closer.
The government is increasing price controls on goods and services to curb inflation, but it often ends up hindering itself from taking the right monetary policies, a report showed Sunday.
The charity claims decisions by regulators on how it calculated price controls across the gas and electricity network has ended up costing customers.
UK households are overpaying for their electricity following Ofgem-set price controls that have resulted in excess profits for distribution companies, a charity has said.
We also believe that the shift to multiple price controls increases business risk.
Hours after Varela's victory was announced, he pledged to impose price controls on 22 basic foodstuffs including meat, rice, meat, and eggs, which is expected to help consumers save US$58 a month, but critics have remarked that it is ironic that a conservative, market-friendly candidate should resort to measures commonly associated with leftwing governments such as that of Venezuela.
Gulf News: Isn't there a risk that with price controls pharma majors might be hesitant about launching new drugs into the market?
Now there's another obstacle that possibly could thwart growth, particularly overseas: proposed price controls from China.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published the UK Competition Commission's report on price controls for London's Stansted Airport for the period of 2009 to 2014, following a six-month inquiry.
As food prices soar, more nations are falling back on an old--and potentially hazardous--response: price controls. Last month, China said it would require producers of pork, eggs and other farm goods to seek government permission before raising prices.
Business leaders were yesterday frustrated in their attempt to overturn a decision by regulators to scrap price controls on business banking services.