UPDATE 2-Autoliv tops consensus, sees '08 sales up


(Adds CEO, analyst comments, background, detail, updates share price) By Victoria Klesty and Anna Ringstrom STOCKHOLM, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Autoliv , the world's biggest air bag and seat belt producer, on Thursday posted quarterly pretax profit slightly above expectations and forecast higher 2008 sales, sending its shares higher. Pretax earnings rose to $149 million from $124 million in the year-earlier quarter, versus a mean forecast of $146 million in a Reuters poll. Operating margins ...

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