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BRIEF-Fitch says 2017 recovery expected to be weak for LATAM sovereigns amid subdued commodity prices
December 1, 2016 / 3:36 PM / in a year

BRIEF-Fitch says 2017 recovery expected to be weak for LATAM sovereigns amid subdued commodity prices

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Fitch:

* Fitch says 2017 recovery expected to be weak for LATAM sovereigns amid subdued commodity prices

* Forecasts LATAM region to grow at an average 2% in 2017-18, compared with an average 4.1% during 2010-13

* Greater trade protectionism and tighter immigration controls following U.S. elections are downward risks for region

* Capacity of monetary policy to support growth remains limited in region, as central banks seek to consolidate current disinflation path Source text for Eikon:

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