Argentine stocks sink 5 pct in global gloom

miércoles 17 de septiembre de 2008 14:08 ART

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Argentina's benchmark MerVal stock index .MERV sank 5 percent to 1,492.63 in afternoon trade on Wednesday due to the global market sell-off, reaching levels not seen since June 2006. (Reporting by Helen Popper; Editing by James Dalgleish)