IMF spotlight on Argentina

ARGENTINA - An International Monetary Fund mission arrives in Buenos Aires on Sunday to study the country's accounts and decide whether to continue disbursing funds from Argentina's loan programme.

The government desperately needs a disbursement due in December to avoid a default on its $132bn debt.

The IMF mission comes in a crucial time, with increasing concerns in the financial markets that the country might be on the brink of world's biggest debt default.

Long recession

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