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Former PepsiCo CEO, India-born Indra Nooyi, a frontrunner for World Bank President post: Report

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is playing a key role in the selection of the candidate for the post.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

World Bank unanimously reappoints President Jim Yong Kim for 2nd term

The board of the World Bank has unanimously agreed to name Jim Yong Kim to a second term as president, the global lender announced Tuesday.


Sep 28, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim heads for 2nd term as no other nominees

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five-year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed Wednesday with no other candidates proposed.

Sep 15, 2016, 04:57 AM IST

World Bank chief meets PM Modi, promises support to sustainable development

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday promised "proactive" and "full support" to India's efforts for environmentally sustainable development as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for adequate climate change financing.

Jun 30, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

World Bank pledges $5 billion to improve education in poor nations

The World Bank unveiled plans on Monday to double its investment in public education over the next five years with the main focus on improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrolment numbers.

May 19, 2015, 04:33 AM IST

World Bank staff presses Kim over selective bonuses

The poverty-fighting institution has been riled by news that, despite Kim`s efforts to cut spending, certain senior officials have received generous bonuses.

Oct 04, 2014, 08:34 AM IST

World Bank lauds Narendra Modi, offers $18 bn aid in three years

Speaking at the end of a three-day visit to India, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim told reporters he was hugely impressed with Modi`s "comprehensive and extremely ambitious vision for the country".

Jul 23, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

India stresses on capital increase, reforms in World Bank

India today stressed on capital increase and reforms in the World Bank to reflect the new world order and enhance the capacity of the global institution to fund poverty alleviation programmes.

Jul 22, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

World Bank chief to meet Jaitley Tuesday, Modi on Wednesday

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will on Tuesday meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and thereafter Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to review key development priorities.

Jul 21, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

World Bank pledges more funds for poverty reduction

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim pledged to increase funds for poor people in fragile and conflict-affected states, as part of a new strategy for the global development institution to end poverty.

Oct 02, 2013, 13:58 PM IST

Kaushik Basu is now Chief Economist of World Bank

The World Bank on Wednesday appointed Kaushik Basu as its Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

Sep 05, 2012, 22:39 PM IST

Robert Zoellick defends American presidency of World Bank

He said there has never been an American head of the UN, the WTO, the IMF, and of regional development banks.

Jul 30, 2012, 21:03 PM IST

Jim Young seeks new alignment of the World Bank

Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim, who has been selected as new President of the World Bank, has said he will seek a new alignment of the body with a rapidly changing world.

Apr 17, 2012, 13:28 PM IST

World Bank selects Jim Yong Kim as its next President

US nominee Jim Yong Kim was Monday chosen as the next president of the World Bank, an appointment that continues the longstanding tradition of an American leading the Washington-based institution.

Apr 16, 2012, 23:21 PM IST

World Bank chief bats for Pranab on changes in tax laws

Batting for Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's proposal to tax Vodafone type deals, the World Bank president Robert Zoellick on Friday said that India wants the company should pay tax at some place and investors must give some time to the government to explain the details.

Mar 30, 2012, 22:03 PM IST

Zoellick for American replacing him as World Bank chief

Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Friday said it was important to keep the top job at some international institutions with the United States to get the support of the world's largest economy.

Mar 30, 2012, 20:59 PM IST

World Bank president in Odisha

World Bank President Robert Zoellick Wednesday visited coastal Rajnagar block in Odisha's Kendrapada district to see for himself implementation of mangrove conservation efforts and activities under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP).

Mar 28, 2012, 19:37 PM IST

World Bank Prez meets Ramesh; to call on Pranab tomorrow

This will be the last visit of Zoellick as President of World Bank as he is retiring on June 30.

Mar 26, 2012, 20:48 PM IST

World Bank President to visit India today

World Bank President Robert B Zoellick begins his 5-day India visit from today to assess the government requirements of multi-lateral funding for meeting its development goals.

Mar 26, 2012, 09:49 AM IST

World Bank President to visit India from Monday

Zoellick, who has visited India four times during his five-year tenure as Bank President, will meet government leaders, including the Union Ministers of Finance.

Mar 25, 2012, 20:17 PM IST