Argentine stocks, bonds fall on Chinese stocks, oil
BUENOS AIRES Aug 31 (Reuters) - Argentina's stock, currency and bond market trends on Monday.
* MerVal stocks index .MERV fell 0.84 percent to 1,781.89 points, mirroring a sharp drop in Chinese equities that also hit global oil prices and other stock markets.
* Local stocks of Brazil's state-run energy heavyweight Petrobras (APBR.BA: Cotización) fell 3.7 percent to end at 77.9 pesos per share.
* On the broad market, stocks volume was moderate at $15.4 million. Of active issues 26 advanced, 40 declined and 11 were unchanged.
* Prices for government bonds traded over-the-counter in Buenos Aires fell 0.9 percent in light trade following the Chinese equities sell-off.
* The dollar-denominated Boden 2014 ARBODEN14D=RASL fell 2.5 percent to end at 21.00.
* In formal exchange between banks the peso weakened 0.06 percent to 3.8500/3.8525 per dollar ARS=RASL as a farm strike reduced the amount of greenbacks being sold.
* In informal trade between foreign exchange houses, as measured by Reuters, the peso firmed 0.33 percent to end at 3.8400/3.8450 ARSB=. (Reporting by Jorge Otaola and Walter Bianchi; Writing by Luis Andres Henao; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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