Graeme Wheeler in his first year as New Zealand’s central bank chief pioneered the use of loan curbs to contain asset prices -- eschewing higher interest rates. In his second, he’s poised to raise rates anyway.
Jim Yong Kim once slept in his office and drove dusty roads to help his patients in a slum near Lima. When he returned to Carabayllo in Peru two decades later as World Bank president, a motorcade whisked him from a luxury hotel past welcome signs on banners and brick walls.
Countries from China to the U.S. may be willing to support Europe through the International Monetary Fund if the region’s policy makers agree on a plan to stem their debt crisis, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said.