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2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.
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One of the primary factors that are impelling the growth of the scientific instrument market is the increasing number of research and testing facilities, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
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11 July 2018 - Massachusetts, US-based scientific instruments supplier Bruker has acquired the business of Netherlands-based analytical instruments manufacturer Lactotronic B.V., serving the dairy industry, the company said.
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Six tenders for the supply of (a) different medical requisites, (b) cleansers & cleaning requisites, (c) scientific instruments and auxiliary equipment for the radio active elements applications, (d) scientific instruments for the atomic reactors, (e) scientific instruments for the Nuclear Science Division & (f) scientific instruments for relevant materials and manufacturing.
The Cabinet decided to reduce VAT rates on scientific instruments under the Haryana Value Added Tax Act, 2003.

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