Poll: Who Would You Like to Run Your Central Bank?

The world's biggest central banks are pulling in opposite directions and it seems their efforts are only contributing to one thing: a weaker dollar.

The Federal Reserve was quick to react to the fallout from the subprime crisis, lowering the interest rate to avert a recession and keep the world's biggest economy on track, even though it risked drawing criticism from those who believe a strong dollar and low prices are the answer to America's woes.

The European Central Bank resisted politicians' calls to cut the rate, keeping it on hold for one year during the financial markets turmoil, but it is likely to raise rates by a quarter point on Thursday as inflation in the 15-member euro zone is double the ECB's 2 percent target.

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