Tumbling Argentine peso hits record low of 15 per dollar - traders

miércoles 17 de septiembre de 2014 13:02 GYT

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso tumbled 1.87 percent on the black market to hit a record low of 15 per dollar on Wednesday in light trading, traders said.

The peso has tanked more than 15 percent since the government defaulted on its debt on July 31, crashing through a succession of historic lows as Argentine businesses and savers seek refuge in dollars.

Thomson Reuters data showed the peso at a bid/ask price of 14.950/15.000.

(Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)