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BRIEF-Fitch affirms Indonesia at 'BBB-'; outlook positive

July 19 (Reuters) -

* Fitch affirms Indonesia at ‘BBB-'; outlook positive

* Fitch on Indonesia - expects to remain roughly stable at close to 2.0 percent of GDP through 2019

* Fitch on Indonesia - does not expect government debt to rise significantly as government is adhering to self-imposed budget-deficit ceiling

* Fitch - Indonesia’s ratings balance a low government debt burden, favourable growth outlook and limited sovereign exposure to banking-sector risks

* Fitch on Indonesia - expects real GDP growth to rise to 5.2 percent in 2017 and 5.6 percent in 2018, from 5.0 percent in 2016

* Fitch on Indonesia - considers sovereign's exposure to banking-sector risks as limited Source text: bit.ly/2uKOQab

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