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Condoms sales boost SSL

Strong sales of condoms and foot care products saw SSL International achieve full year operating profit that beat expectations and allowed the company to issue new earnings growth targets, sending its shares up 5.3 per cent yesterday. The maker of Durex condoms and Scholl footcare products reported operating profit up by 31.4 per cent to £89.5m, beating its predictions of a 30 per cent increase in the year.