UPDATE 1-Reckitt Benckiser reports sales gain, stands by full-year goal

April 24, 2015 6:25 AM

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LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - Britain's Reckitt Benckiser Group reported higher quarterly sales on Friday, helped by growth across all regions, and stood by its full-year target.

The results beat some analysts' expectations, and provided more evidence that the consumer goods sector is moving past some of the troubles it saw in 2014 when a slowdown in emerging markets crimped demand for everything from soup to soap.

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