Argentine stocks jump 5.6 pct on global bounce

lunes 24 de noviembre de 2008 12:22 ARST

BUENOS AIRES Nov 24 (Reuters) - Argentine stocks jumped nearly 6 percent in opening trade on Monday, lifted by a rally in other global stock markets sparked by a U.S. government plan to rescue banking giant Citigroup.

The benchmark MerVal stocks index .MERV was trading up 5.59 percent at 875.40 points at 1420 GMT. (Reporting by Helen Popper; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)