Argentine stocks down 10 pct in global rout

miércoles 15 de octubre de 2008 14:44 ART

BUENOS AIRES Oct 15 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks tanked to trade down 10.2 percent on Wednesday afternoon, as poor U.S. economic data sent investors fleeing from riskier assets amid growing fears of a global recession.

The MerVal index of leading shares .MERV was down at 1,212.45 points at 1742 GMT. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi and Hilary Burke, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)