Argentine central bank chief Maccarone resigns

ARGENTINA - Argentina's central bank president, Roque Maccarone, criticised for his handling of government banking regulations, has resigned.

Mr Maccarone was under pressure to quit after the bank failed to implement anti-crisis financial regulations sufficiently rigorously.

After the new Peronist government decreed tighter financial controls, the bank reversed several decisions governing dollar and peso withdrawals.

The confusion added to popular unrest among Argentines, many of whom have take