** 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.
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