BUENOS AIRES, March 15 Argentina's Congress
needs to pass a bill that would cut the red tape that is bogging
down stock and bond investment needed to help Latin America's
third biggest economy, the country's financial markets regulator
said on Wednesday.
The bill is backed by President Mauricio Macri, who won
office in late 2015 on a free-markets platform. He does not have
a majority in Congress, which requires him to build coalitions
to get his proposals passed.
The law is needed "to motivate the market," Marcos Ayerra,
head of Argentina's CNV regulatory body, said at an investors'
conference in Buenos Aires.
The measure, which would order a cut in the bureaucracy
faced by potential stock and bond investors, has been in
Congress since last year without significant movement toward
(Reporting by Jorge Otaola; Writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing
by Bill Trott)