Aldo Pignanelli named new Argentine cb president

ARGENTINA - Argentina's President Eduardo Duhalde has appointed central bank vice-president Aldo Pignanelli as chairman of the bank after Mario Blejer resigned on Friday, the government said in a statement. Pignanelli has been vice-president since March and a bank board member since 1997.

Blejer sent Duhalde a letter today complaining about the government's meddling with central bank autonomy, and recommended the president name Pignanelli to replace him as a signal the government respects the

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