Argentina hikes interest rate 300 basis points as inflation spirals
Wow Argentina sounds insane right now.
By Jorge Otaola
"BUENOS AIRES, June 16 (Reuters) - Argentina's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by the most in three years on Thursday, hot on the heels of a major hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve and as the South American country firefights sky-high inflation running at over 60%.
The central bank upped the benchmark Leliq rate by 300 basis points to 52%, the sharpest rise since 2019, citing rising perception of financial risk, soaring global prices and the need to spur saving in the hard-hit local peso currency."