UPDATE 2-Electronic gadgets boost profit at Germany's Conti

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(Recasts with more detail, adds analyst) By Nick Tattersall FRANKFURT, July 31 (Reuters) - Demand for high-margin car electronics boosted profits at Germany's Continental in the first half, insulating the tyre and auto parts maker from sector malaise and letting it put a figure on its 2003 profit goal. The world's fourth-largest tyre maker said on Thursday operating profit jumped 15 percent to 399 million euros ($452 million), above the average forecast of 374 million in a Reuters poll ...

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