Argentina's Merval stock index drops more than 9 pct

jueves 2 de octubre de 2014 12:52 GYT

BUENOS AIRES Oct 2 (Reuters) - Argentina's Merval stock index fell more than 9 percent on Thursday, driven by a sell-off in companies also listed in New York.

The selloff started earlier on Wednesday in reaction to the naming of a new central bank chief expected to be amenable to Fernandez's interventionist policies, traders said.

(Reporting by Walter Bianchi and Jorge Otaola; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)