UPDATE 1-Volkswagen brand swings to Q1 operating loss


* Financial S'vcs Q1 oper profit down 44 pct to 156 mln eur * Seat brand oper loss 145 mln vs profit of 12 mln * Automotive working capital release of 2.23 bln eur in Q1 (Adds detail and background) FRANKFURT, April 29 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's flagship VW brand swung sharply to a first-quarter operating loss of 279 million euros ($368 million) after earning nearly half a billion in the previous year's quarter. Europe's biggest carmaker said in its quarterly report on Wednesday that ...

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