Un toque de atención para el BCE

El Presidente de la Reserva Federal, Ben Bernanke, se ha dejado llevar por los mercados mundiales de valores para aplicar una enorme reducción de tres cuartos de punto los tipos de interés justo una semana antes de que se celebre la reunión ordinaria del Comité de las Operaciones para Mercado Abierto, encargado de la adopción de decisiones, de la Reserva Federal. El Presidente del Banco Central Europeo, Jean-Claude Trichet, nunca permitiría que algo así le ocurriera al BCE: él es quien maneja los mercados y no los mercados a él.

La verdad es que, con la economía americana en caída libre, como parece, Trichet está amenazando a los sindicatos de la zona del euro con subidas preventivas de los tipos de interés, a no ser que se comporten como considera adecuado.

Esas amenazas pueden resultar contraproducentes para el logro de la estabilidad de los precios en la economía de la zona del euro, objetivo primordial del Banco Central.

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