Argentine stocks slide 4.5 pct in opening trade

martes 21 de octubre de 2008 12:14 ARST

BUENOS AIRES Oct 21 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks fell more than 4 percent in opening trade on Tuesday due to investor concerns over an expected announcement by the government of a bill to take over private pension funds.

The benchmark MerVal .MERV index was down at 1,122.66 points. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi and Helen Popper; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)