Business & Finance
14 August 2023, 7:26 pm 1 minute
Reuters was first to report that Argentina’s central bank would sharply devalue the peso, which has long been held in check by currency controls, after a primary election upset rattled the country’s markets. The peso dropped almost 20% to 350 pesos per dollar. Reuters was also first to report on the central bank hiking the benchmark interest rate 21 percentage points to 118% in a bid to protect the local currency and put a lid on triple-digit inflation. That followed a win covering the election results themselves, with Reuters ahead with the key news that outsider radical Javier Milei had attracted over 30% of the vote, handing him a shock win in the ballot which foreshadows the likely result of the Oct. 22 general election.
The peso dropped almost 20% to 350 pesos per dollar.
Topics of Interest: Business & Finance
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Business & Finance
Win Types: Speed
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Significant National Story