February 28, 2020 / 10:22 PM / a month ago

BRIEF-Fitch Says Coronavirus Could Test Latam Corporate Credit Quality

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings:

* FITCH SAYS CORONAVIRUS COULD TEST LATAM CORPORATE CREDIT QUALITY

* FITCH SAYS COMMODITY PRICE WEAKNESS IN LATAM DUE TO CORONAVIRUS IS ALREADY CHALLENGING LATIN AMERICAN EXPORTERS IN METALS & MINING, PULP & PAPER SECTORS

* FITCH SAYS CONSUMER SPENDING IN LATAM REGION MIGHT ALSO BE AFFECTED, PARTICULARLY IF COVID-19 BECOMES MORE WIDESPREAD LOCALLY

* FITCH SAYS COMMODITY PRICE WEAKNESS IN LATAM DUE TO CORONAVIRUS IS ALREADY CHALLENGING LATIN AMERICAN EXPORTERS IN ENERGY SECTORS

* FITCH SAYS PROLONGED GLOBAL SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COULD ADD PRESSURE TO OTHER SECTORS IN LATAM REGION, INCLUDING RETAIL, TRANSPORTATION & CEMENT Source text for Eikon:

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