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April, 2012

  • 17 April

    Jim Yong Kim Named New World Bank President

    American Jim Yong Kim, who was born in South Korea but grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, after emigrating to the U.S. as a child, was selected to be the next president of the World Bank, beating Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position. Although the bank’s board of directors said the multiple candidates ...