Argentina appoints new economy chief

ARGENTINA - Argentina's President Eduardo Duhalde has named the free market economist Roberto Lavagna as his new economy minister.

According to press reports, Mr Duhalde told the Cabinet on Thursday afternoon of the appointment, as Mr Lavagna flew back from Brussels, where he has been serving as Argentina's ambassador to the EU.

Mr Lavagna will be the sixth Argentine economy minister in the last 12 months, taking over from Jorge Remes Lenicov who resigned on Tuesday.

His job of steering the c

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