The Financial Times reports this morning that President Mauricio Macri, in a televised address to the nation yesterday, said he had asked for financial assistance from the IMF, ‘to avoid a crisis like the ones we have faced before…[it] will allow us to strengthen our programme of growth and development’. He is rumoured to be asking for US $30 billion. From previous experience, most Argentines have an extremely negative view of this lender.
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