Sarkozyho krátkozrakost ohledně Société Générale

SAN FRANCISCO – Francouzská vláda by za záchranu Société Générale před jistým bankrotem při současném skandálu způsobeném gaunerským obchodníkem měla guvernéru Banque de France Christianu Noyerovi vzdát hold a ne jej kritizovat, jak někteří vysocí představitelé vlády učinili. „Nevázaná ústa potápějí lodě,“ říká uznávaná moudrost v kruzích centrálních bank. Kdyby se však věci odehrály, jak by si byl představoval tým v Elysejském paláci vedený Nicolasem Sarkozym, Noyer by o potížích Société Générale okamžitě uvědomil vládu.

Kdyby k tomu došlo, vzniklo by nepřijatelné riziko, že informace uniknou ke spekulantům dřív, než bude mít Société Générale šanci zlikvidovat mimořádně rozsáhlé pozice v cenných papírech, jež Jérôme Kerviel shromáždil, podle všeho bez vědomí banky. Újma Société Générale mohla být daleko vyšší než oněch 5 miliard eur, jejichž ztrátu údajně utrpěla.

Spekulanti mohli banku na trzích „vzít ztečí“, prodávat nakrátko, tlačit dolů ceny kmenových akcií a donutit francouzský finanční ústav prodávat až do bezedné propasti. Je vynucený bankrot na nesmírně křehkých globálních finančních trzích tím, co francouzská vláda pro Société Générale chtěla?

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