Argentine stocks rise 5.89 percent on energy gains

viernes 2 de enero de 2009 18:12 ARST

BUENOS AIRES Jan 2 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks .MERV closed up 5.89 percent on Friday on gains by energy-related shares and buoyed by a rally in other global markets.

The benchmark MerVal index .MERV ended at 1,143.33 points. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Helen Popper)