Argentine stocks plunge 7.5 pct amid global dive

viernes 10 de octubre de 2008 12:59 ART

BUENOS AIRES Oct 10 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks sank 7.7 percent in midday trade on Friday, as investors dumped shares globally in a panic over a worldwide financial crisis.

The MerVal index of leading shares .MERV was trading at 1,188.09 points. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Hilary Burke)