BUZZ-Daimler lowers outlook for global passenger car market growth

jueves 2 de octubre de 2014 12:22 GYT
 

** Daimler CEO says global passenger car market growth seen at 3-4 pct this year, Mercedes bucking trend.

** Forecast a revision from earlier prediction of 4 to 5 percent this year.

** Russia Ukraine crisis, weakness in Argentina, Brazil to blame.

** Daimler CEO says Mercedes-Benz seen growing further, new products help company buck overall trend.

** Despite Russia downturn Mercedes still growing at levels above year-earlier period.

** Daimler shares are down 1.5 percent, while blue-chip index DAX falls 1.7 percent.

(Reuters messaging rm://edward.taylor.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)