Kia Motors Q2 OP triples, but comes below f'cast


SEOUL, July 25 (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp said on Friday quarterly operating profit more than tripled, but the numbers from South Korea's No.2 automaker missed market forecasts as higher marketing costs overseas offset solid sales. Kia, an affiliate of the country's top automaker Hyundai Motor Co , reported a 117 billion won ($115.9 million) operating profit in the second quarter ended on June 30, missing a 133 billion won profit forecast by a Reuters poll of 11 analysts. That compared ...

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