IMF mission arrives in Argentina

ARGENTINA - An International Monetary Fund mission landed in Argentina on Thursday to discuss the possibility of resuming billions of dollars in credit after a six-month freeze, which could open the door to other aid sources and help stop contagion to neighbouring countries.

Argentina urgently needs to make a deal with the IMF as it battles a brutal four-year recession which has seen an elected government ousted by riots, bank savings confiscated, access to credit cut off and simmering protest

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