Argentina economy grows 0.9 pct in 2nd qtr to exit recession

miércoles 24 de septiembre de 2014 16:03 GYT

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Argentina's economy grew 0.9 percent in the second quarter, official data showed on Wednesday, lifting it out of recession though its government still faces soaring inflation and a tanking currency after its July debt default.

On a year-on-year basis, economic growth was flat at 0 percent in the second quarter.

The statistics agency revised the quarter-on-quarter figure for gross domestic product in the first three months of the year upward to -0.5 percent from a previously reported -0.8 percent. (Reporting by Richard Lough)