Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. posts a 613 billion won ($599 million) net profit in its fiscal second quarter, up 24% from 494.3 billion ($483 million) in like-2004. Sister company Kia Motors Corp. wasn’t so lucky, seeing a more than 25% drop to 148.3 billion won ($145 million) in its Q2 net profit from year-ago. Kia’s operating profit fell a hefty 81% to 25 billion won ($24 million) vs. a profit of 132.3 billion won ($129 million) in second-quarter 2004. Hyundai’s operating profit didn’t ...

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