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IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina
World | business | 17:55, 08 June 2018 | 1289

AKIPRESS.COM - The International Monetary Fund has agreed to lend Argentina up to $50 billion as the country seeks to bolster its struggling economy, BBC reported.

The three-year agreement must still be approved by the IMF board.

Argentina, which has been plagued by economic problems for years, asked for assistance from the IMF on 8 May after its currency hit an all-time low.

The country has committed to tackle its double digit inflation and public spending as part of the deal.

"The [Argentine] authorities have indicated that they intend to draw on the first tranche of the arrangement, but subsequently treat the loan as precautionary," the IMF said in a statement on Thursday.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri's decision to ask the IMF for help was criticised by many within his country.

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