Argentina's Merval index falls 1.1 percent in opening trades - data

jueves 31 de julio de 2014 10:15 GYT

BUENOS AIRES, July 31 (Reuters) - Argentina's blue chip Merval index fell 1.1 percent to 8819.99 in the first trades on Thursday after the South American country defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years, Thomson Reuters data showed. (Reporting by Jorge Otaola; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by James Dalgleish)