(Adds detail, background) STOCKHOLM, April 23 - 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 effects ...
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