Argentine stocks shed 3.49 pct to two-year low

martes 9 de septiembre de 2008 15:58 ART

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks .MERV fell 3.49 percent in afternoon trade on Tuesday to 1,609.88 points, dragged lower by falling oil prices and a downturn in global stock markets, traders said.

Tuesday's losses took the benchmark MerVal index to its lowest point since September 2006. (Reporting by Helen Popper; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)