UPDATE 1-Honda Q2 soars on sales growth, lifts forecasts


* Q2 op profit 163. 5 bln yen vs consensus 167 bln yen * Lifts FY op profit forecast to Y500 bln from Y450 bln * Cost cuts absorb forex losses * Shares end down 0.3 pct before results (Adds details, background) TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co posted a more than doubling in quarterly profit on Friday as sales in Asia soared, and it lifted its annual forecasts for a second time as it absorbs currency losses with further cost cuts. Japan's No.2 automaker has raised its global ...

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