Argentina stocks, bonds fall on U.S. data
BUENOS AIRES Aug 11 (Reuters) - Argentina's stock, currency and bond market trends on Tuesday:
* MerVal stocks index .MERV fell 1.9 percent to 1,759.540 points due to an unfavorable U.S. wholesale inventories report that set off selling throughout Latin American markets.
* Market heavyweight Grupo Financiero Galicia (GFG.BA: Cotización) fell 5.40 percent to 1.400 pesos after a lower-than-expected quarterly balance.
* On the broad market stocks volume was tepid at $13.1 million. Of active issues, 27 advanced, 42 declined and 17 were unchanged.
* Prices for government bonds traded over-the-counter in Buenos Aires fell 0.7 percent as investors showed caution after the U.S. data reactivated concerns over the world economy.
* The dollar-denominated Boden 2014 ARBODEN14D=RASL fell 1.9 percent to end at an ask price of 20.90.
* In formal exchange between banks the peso weakened slightly to end at 3.8300/3.8325 per dollar ARS=RASL.
* In informal trade between foreign exchange houses, as measured by Reuters, the peso ended flat at 3.8400/3.8450 ARSB=. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi and Jorge Otaola, writing by Luis Andres Henao; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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