Exclusive: Macri says Argentina’s economy to grow more than 3 percent this year

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Argentina’s economy will grow “a little more than 3 percent” in 2017, President Mauricio Macri said in an interview on Tuesday, acknowledging his government will likely have to make payments on debt linked to the country’s economic performance.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York, NY, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Macri said Argentina would definitely go to the World Trade Organization if the U.S. Commerce Department maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel. He said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was working for an agreement with the U.S. private sector but admitted “we didn’t find it.”

Reporting by Christian Plumb; Writing by Caroline Stauffer in Buenos Aires; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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