(Adds comments from Caputo on debt, background on Prat-Gay
BUENOS AIRES Dec 30 Argentina's incoming
Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Friday he would look
to lower public spending to cut Argentina's expected budget
deficit for 2017, currently seen at 4.2 percent of GDP.
In his first public comments since being named incoming
treasury minister, Dujovne said at a press conference that his
main objective would be to continue with center-right President
Mauricio Macri's economic policies.
Luis Caputo, Argentina's incoming finance minister, said on
Friday the administration was considering tapping debt markets
in January, citing the recommendation of banks. Dujovne and
Caputo are expected to formally take office next week.
On Monday, Macri fired current finance minister Alfonso
Prat-Gay, citing differences over management style, and split
the ministry into two - a treasury division and a finance
division. Argentina's economy remains in recession one year into
(Reporting by Luc Cohen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Phil