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    • Japanese instrument exports worsen in H1
      The first half of calendar 2016 showed a continued decline in the value of shipments of analytical instrumentation to customers outside Japan, as well as a commensurate decline in imports, as the sector struggled against a significant increase in the value of the yen against many international currencies.  The Japanese economy has been weakening after the 2% growth of the first quarter of the year, with economic growth grinding almost [...]
    • European growth slows in the first half of 2016
      The European analytical instrumentation sector held onto growth in the first six months of calendar 2016, although the improvement in both exports from local manufacturers and imports from overseas makers was considerably less than the strong double-digit gains achieved last year. Figures supplied to Instrument News by the statistical office of the European Union (EU), Eurostat, showed that in the six months from January to June this year, the region’s 28 [...]
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