August 12, 2019 / 2:02 PM / 13 days ago

Argentine peso collapses 30.3% to record 65 per U.S. dollar -traders

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Argentina’s beleaguered peso currency collapsed 30.3% to record 65 per U.S. dollar on Monday, traders said, after market-friendly President Mauricio Macri’s worse-than-expected performance in the country’s Sunday primary election.

Reporting by Jorge Otaola and Hugh Bronstein; EDiting by Steve Orlofsky

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