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Investors take stock after mixed messages from the US Federal Reserve, as Argentina secures the biggest ever loan in the history of the International Monetary FundEuro hit by concerns over Italian budgetEuropean markets follow Wall Street lower 10.01am BST Brent crude oil prices are hovering just below the $82 barrel mark this morning, up 0.8% at $81.
The publication of a bestseller about bribery in the country comes amid a wave of corruption allegations against senior politicians The book topping Argentina's bestseller list is not a thriller or a murder mystery. It's a crime story of another sort: a blockbuster about political corruption that suggests that bribery is an integral part of the country's body politic. The reality of corruption in Argentina surpasses fiction, said Hugo Alconada Mon, an investigative journalist and the author of The Root of All Evil, which was published just as the country was shaken by a wave of graft allegations against senior politicians across the ideological spectrum.
Strict restrictions on funds include commitment to zero deficit for 2019 and limits on central bank actions Argentina has received the biggest loan package ever from the International Monetary Fund, aimed at shoring up the country's ailing finances: a whopping $57.1bn that will be disbursed over the next three years.This is the biggest loan in the history of the IMF, said the fund's director, Christine Lagarde, on Wednesday as the final loan agreement was announced in New York.