Argentine inflation soars

ARGENTINA - Argentine prices have risen 20% so far this year following the devaluation of the country's currency the peso, officials have said.

For some goods, the price rises have been even greater.

The prices of fresh eggs and vegetable oils, as well as the prices of computers and televisions, have risen between 100% and 200%, according to a survey by the Argentine business chamber CAME.

The sharpest price increases were seen in April, raising fears that there could be worse to come.

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