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BUENOS AIRES, July 31 (Reuters) - Argentina's dollar-denominated Par bond slid 7.6 percent to hit a bid price of 52.00 in the first moments of trading on the over-the-counter market on Thursday after the government defaulted on its debt, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Argentina's blue chip Merval index fell 4 percent in early trading. (Reporting By Jorge Otaola; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by James Dalgleish)