LatAm Corporates Facing Pressure: Fitch

LatAm Corporates Facing Pressure: Fitch

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin American corporates will be challenged in 2014, says Fitch, which counts 24 LatAm issuers with negative outlooks, versus only seven with positive outlooks. Brazilians should in particular face difficulties improving credit profiles in “sluggish” economic conditions. “Key concerns include declining credit growth, a cautious consumer and low capacity utilization in certain industries,” the agency says, noting that default risk for Brazilians is only “modest to low,” due to strong liquidity p

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