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    • JDSU to split into two independent companies
      JDSU Corp (Milpitas, CA), a specialist developer of optical communications and laser technologies, is to divide into two independent companies – both publicly-traded – to enable greater management agility and focus, and to enhance shareholder value. The separation of the two companies is planned for the third calendar quarter of 2015 and is promised to result in “combined expense reductions of approximately $50 million”. The components and commercial lasers company (CCOP), [...]
    • Chinese market maintains inexorable growth
      After 30 years of seemingly inexhaustible double-digit growth, the Chinese economy once again struggled to live up to its reputation for economic miracles last year – its gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.7% was level with that of 2013 and actually a little better than the 7.6% expected by analysts, which would have been China’s weakest performance in 14 years – but the analytical instrumentation sector at least seemed [...]
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