UPDATE 2-Kia Q1 op profit jumps, but checked by firm won

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(Updates with quotes, shares, background) By Cheon Jong-woo SEOUL, April 28 (Reuters) - South Korea's second-largest car maker, Kia Motors Corp. , more than doubled its first-quarter operating profit on improved sales, but fell short of market forecasts as a strong won dented overseas earnings. New models should help earnings growth in upcoming quarters, but a firmer won will continue to pressure those earnings as Kia sells more than 75 percent of its vehicles abroad. For 2006, Kia ...

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