Crunch time for debt-ridden Argentina ahead of crucial IMF talks

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By GlobalCapital
17 Oct 2019

Ministers from Argentina are flying into Washington this week but with elections just days away, the fate of the country’s IMF bailout plan will depend on the attitude taken by Alberto Fernández, the odds-on favourite to be the next president.

Argentine policymakers are landing in Washington this week with its record-breaking $57bn IMF programme in grave difficulties. But it is Alberto Fernández — almost certain to be president after the October 26 elections — whose attitude to the fund will decide whether Argentina takes the easy or hard ...

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