Argentine stocks plunge 10 pct in early trade

martes 21 de octubre de 2008 13:16 ARST

BUENOS AIRES Oct 21 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks fell more than 10 percent in early 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 1,053.00. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Helen Popper; Editing by James Dalgleish)