UPDATE 4-Volvo powers past expectations with profit surge


(Adds CEO at presser, share update) By Patrick McLoughlin STOCKHOLM, April 23 (Reuters) - Global number two truck maker Volvo almost quadrupled first-quarter profits, powering past expectations thanks to revitalised core markets, and on Friday reaffirmed forecasts for stronger demand. Its stock jumped more than five percent in response. Rising volumes, combined with strong demand for the group's new products and the benefits of efficiency enhancements contributed to better earnings ...

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