Honda sees bumper year as it leaves disasters behind


By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, April 27 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is set to end a five-quarter drop in operating profits and forecast a triple-digit surge in annual earnings after a 2011 hammered by the yen's record strength, natural disasters and a crisis of reputation in its key U.S. market. On top of being the last Japanese car maker to get its supply chain in order after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March last year, Honda was alone in having one of its factories inundated by Thailand's ...

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