(Adds sales result, background, byline) By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co , Japan's second-biggest auto maker, reported on Friday a surprise 1.4 percent rise in quarterly operating profit and kept its full-year forecast unchanged despite a damaging slide in the dollar. The maker of Accord cars had been expected to show a drop in operating profit hurt by a persistent sales slide at home and slower demand in its crucial U.S. market due to a dearth of new models ...
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