The names of potential replacements for Jim Yong Kim head of the World Bank are beginning to circulate, and among them is that of the daughter of President Donald Trump, the Financial Times said Friday, January 11.

David Malpass, a senior Treasury official, as well as former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and Mark Green, president of the US Agency for International Development (Usaid), are also quoted by the British business daily do not reveal his sources.

"We will not comment on potential candidates," a Treasury spokeswoman told AFP. "The Treasury has received a significant number of recommendations for good candidates," she added. .

"We are starting the internal review process (of these candidates) for the appointment of a US national candidate, and we look forward to working with the governors (of the World Bank) to select a new leader." she added.

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Jim Yong Kim, 59, who chaired the World Bank for six years, announced Monday his surprise resignation, effective February 1, to join the investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners, specializing in infrastructure financing.

An American is usually appointed at the head of the World Bank while the management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is usually entrusted to a European, according to an unwritten rule. But this sharing of roles is now strongly contested by emerging countries.

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