World Bank offers 'strong support' for Argentina amid market turbulence
The World Bank expressed "strong support" for Argentina on Friday, days before the government of President Mauricio Macri was set to unveil new economic measures in a bid to calm market jitters that sparked a 30 percent dive in the local currency.
"The World Bank expresses its strong support to Argentina in the current context of continued market turbulence," a spokesman for the global poverty-fighting institution said.
The World Bank plans to make $1.75 billion in previously announced commitments available to the country within the next 12 months, the spokesman said. A program to strengthen and expand support for children would be considered by the World Bank board within several weeks, he added.
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