* Q2 operating profit down 50 pct to 218 mln euros * CEO bemoans delayed spending on trucks, machinery * MAN to hold news conference at 1100 CET (Adds more detail from report, CEO comment) By Andreas Cremer BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) - Germany's MAN SE has ordered a hiring freeze at its truck and bus division to rein in costs as the truckmaker's second-quarter underlying profit halved amid the European debt crisis and slowing ...
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