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Taylor tipped, Powell and McPherson also running. U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs John Taylor "appeared to move ahead as a top contender for the job" in the eyes of Reuters late yesterday. His position overseeing the international financial institutions for Treasury since mid-2001 certainly makes him a powerful player in the Bank.

Italian TV station Rai Uno is among those who see Colin Powell's speeches during his tour in tsunami-struck Asia as a warm-up for a serious candidacy for the Bank position.

Reuters keeps Tobias and Hills in the frame.

Peter McPherson, the former head of Michigan State University who served as Bush's point person on rebuilding Iraq's financial system is also still in the running, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Alex Wilks ~ January 07, 2005

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