Berlin Argentina equity ETF hits 2-mth high on surprise poll result

lunes 26 de octubre de 2015 04:11 GYT

LONDON Oct 26 (Reuters) - An Argentinian equity exchange traded fund (ETF) listed in Berlin rose 0.9 percent to the highest in more than two months on Monday after preliminary results in Sunday's presidential elections.

The Global X MSCI Argentina ETF rose to 15.080 euro - its highest level since August 19.

Conservative opposition candidate and pro-business mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, stunned Argentina's ruling party with a strong showing, closing in on Daniel Scioli, backed by outgoing leftist President Cristina Fernandez.

With returns in from 96 percent of polling stations, Scioli had 36.7 percent support while Macri had 34.5 percent, forcing a run-off. (Reporting by Karin Strohecker, editing by Jamie McGeever)