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¿Quién quiere desregular el sistema financiero?

LONDRES – Desde que en la entrada del ala oeste de la Casa Blanca instalaron una puerta giratoria, se ha vuelto difícil seguir las idas y venidas en los pasillos del poder en Estados Unidos. Cualquier cosa que se escriba sobre el personal y las políticas del gobierno de Trump puede quedar invalidada antes de que se publique.

Pero al menos por ahora, los actores principales de la política económica siguen siendo los mismos. Steve Mnuchin todavía es el secretario del Tesoro, y su nombre no fue objeto de mención especial en las recientes luchas de poder. Gary Cohn sigue presidiendo el Consejo Económico Nacional, aunque se dice que algunas declaraciones del presidente sobre temas no económicos le provocaron malestar. Y por supuesto, Janet Yellen sigue al mando de la Reserva Federal, al menos hasta febrero del año entrante.

Sin embargo, esta estabilidad no es prueba de que haya una única visión establecida en materia de política financiera y económica, sobre todo en relación con el futuro marco de regulación financiera. En una llamativa entrevista que el vicepresidente de la Reserva Federal, Stanley Fischer, dio hace poco al Financial Times, quedaron al descubierto algunos desacuerdos importantes.

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