Argentina says August economic activity up 2.6 pct year on year

lunes 26 de octubre de 2015 15:04 GYT

BUENOS AIRES Oct 26 (Reuters) - Argentina's economic activity grew 2.6 percent in August compared with the same month a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.

Economic activity in Latin America's third-biggest economy gathered pace as outgoing President Cristina Fernandez stepped up public spending ahead of Sunday's general election. (Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)