Shares in Argentine power companies Edenor and
Transener rallied for a second consecutive day due to
speculation about possible government measures to help the
struggling electricity sector, traders said.
Edenor was up 26 percent in afternoon trade in Buenos Aires
at 0.96 pesos per share after climbing 20 percent in the
previous session. Transener - which rose 15 percent on Monday -
was up 18 percent at 0.838 pesos per share.
Both companies are controlled by Argentina's Pampa Energia
, which was up 6 percent in Buenos Aires.
Tariffs in Argentina's power sector have been largely frozen
since 2002, but operating costs have risen due to brisk
inflation - causing heavy losses for some operators including
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