UPDATE 3-Kia Q1 op profit jumps, but checked by firm won

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(Recasts, updates shares) By Cheon Jong-woo SEOUL, April 28 (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp. , caught up in a cash-for-favours scandal at Hyundai Motor Co. , more than doubled its quarterly operating profit on improved sales, but fell short of forecasts as a strong won dented overseas earnings. Kia, led by the son of Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Mong-koo, the central figure in the scandal that threatens to derail ambitious overseas expansion plans of the two car makers, is rolling out a ...

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