Jim Yong Kim

  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Will lend India up to $5 billion a year, says World Bank April 12, 2013

    Washington: The World Bank said on Thursday it would lend between $3 billion to $5 billion annually to India under a new four-year plan that focuses development projects on the country's poorest states. The World Bank said in a statement that 60 per cent of the financing will go to government-backed...
  • Safeguard economic growth: WB to developing countries January 16, 2013

    Washington: The World Bank has asked the developing countries like India and Brazil to safeguard their economic growth, given that the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak four years after the onset of the global financial crisis. Developing countries need to focus on raising the...
  • Jim Yong Kim chosen to head World Bank April 16, 2012

    Washington: The World Bank on Monday chose Korean-born American health expert Jim Yong Kim as its new president, maintaining Washington's grip on the job and leaving developing countries questioning the selection process. Kim, 52, won the job over Nigeria's widely respected finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, with the support of Washington's allies...
  • Japan to support US nominee to head World Bank April 2, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan will support Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee for the next World Bank head, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi said on Sunday after meeting the candidate who is in Tokyo on his world tour to seek support for the candidacy. Kim, a Korean-American, will be contesting against two nominees...
  • Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim to head World Bank March 24, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday nominated a Korean-American known for his work in fighting HIV/AIDS in impoverished countries to lead the World Bank, a job emerging economies are contesting for the first time. Jim Yong Kim is president of Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school in New Hampshire, and...