MELBOURNE, Australia (Aug. 16)—Ansell Ltd. suffered a 21.5-percent drop in pretax earnings for the fiscal year ended June 30, as sales for the successor company to Pacific Dunlop Ltd. reached $1.12 billion. The group was $60.5 million in the red on a net basis. Ansell Healthcare, the condom and glove maker that makes up the bulk of the revamped company, reported a 12.5-percent rise in operating income, to $84.7 million, as sales edged up slightly to $738.5 million.
Ansell's earnings fall 21.5 percent for year
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