Argentina posts March primary fiscal deficit of 17.429 bln pesos

miércoles 27 de mayo de 2015 22:28 GYT

BUENOS AIRES May 27 (Reuters) - Argentina's primary fiscal deficit was 17.429 billion pesos ($1.940 billion) in March, government data showed on Thursday.

The result does not include debt interest payments. The primary budget is closely followed by financial markets as it represents a country's capability to honor its financial commitments.

($1=8.9825 Argentine pesos) (Reporting By Sarah Marsh; Editing by Sunil Nair)