UPDATE 1-VW posts surprise Q1 profit gain amid record sales


* VW backs outlook for 2012 * VW expects to increase deliveries and revenue * VW has goal to match 2011 operating profit (Adds background throughout) BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) - Volkswagen boosted operating profit by 10 percent in the first quarter despite shrinking demand for vehicles in the carmaker's western European core markets and spending on a technology overhaul. Operating profit increased to 3.21 billion euros ($4.22 billion) from 2.91 billion euros a year earlier, the German ...

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