RPT-UPDATE 1-Volvo Q1 tops forecasts, sees stronger market


(Adds detail, background) STOCKHOLM, April 23 (Reuters) - Global number two truck maker AB Volvo reported first-quarter pre-tax profits on Friday that more than tripled from the year-ago period, helped by cost savings, and forecast strengthening in key markets. Pre-tax profit was 2.88 billion crowns ($373.9 million), beating expectations of 2.02 billion crowns and up on the 2003 figure of 757 million. "The rising volumes, combined with strong demand for the group's new products and the ...

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