The company now estimates demand will grow by 6% in 2012, down from its earlier forecast of 7%.
For traders, lower growth forecasts may guarantee that the Chinese government and the People's Bank will move more vigorously to stimulate the economy.
The stock market response to the new unemployment figures wound up being rather ho-hum.
Consider the aluminum giant the equivalent of a worldwide labor report.
Monsanto is upgraded to 'outperform,' and DR Horton is downgraded to 'negative .'
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
Alcoa and B of A are well behind the market, and both continue to lack worthy fundamentals.
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