Argentine stocks fall in early trade after holiday

viernes 7 de noviembre de 2008 12:21 ARST

BUENOS AIRES Nov 7 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks fell more than 5 percent on Friday as trading resumed after a market holiday, reflecting Thursday's losses on global markets.

The MerVal index of leading shares .MERV slid 5.7 percent to 1071.04 points.

(Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Kevin Gray; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)