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President picks Jim Kim for World Bank job

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, to lead the World Bank.
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BEIJING, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- China's economy will face structural challenges as the global economy enters "a danger zone" this fall, visiting World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned.
Zoellick warns of 'danger zone'

Zoellick warns of 'danger zone'

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PM to push U.S.-Aussie defense support

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Island nations get help with green energy

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Zoellick: G20 should consider gold tie in

Zoellick: G20 should consider gold tie in

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The president of the World Bank in Washington said currency exchange rates should return to a system that ties currency values to gold.
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Robert Zoellick
Robert Zoellick speaks after U.S. President George W. Bush announced Zoellick as his choice to be the next World Bank President from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on May 30, 2007. Zoellick is a former Deputy Secretary of State and U.S. Trade Representative. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Robert Bruce Zoellick /ˈzɛlɪk/ (German: ; born July 25, 1953) is the eleventh president of the World Bank, a position he has held since July 1, 2007. He was previously a managing director of Goldman Sachs, United States Deputy Secretary of State (resigning on July 7, 2006) and U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005.

President George W. Bush nominated Zoellick on May 30, 2007 to replace Paul Wolfowitz as President of the World Bank. On June 25, 2007, Zoellick was approved by the World Bank's executive board.

Zoellick was born in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Gladys and William T. Zoellick. His family is of German origin and he was raised Lutheran. He graduated in 1971 from Naperville Central High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 from Swarthmore College as a history major, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1981.

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