Transatlantic rift not hurting central banks

Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday that the widening political rift between certain European countries and the US would not affect the transatlantic working relationship between central banks.

Bank of France governor Trichet said "We have a long tradition of close cooperation with the Fed and other central banks".

The comments were made at a forum on the euro, but no mention of the outbreak of war in Iraq was made, or the potential impact on the euro-zone economy and interest rates.

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