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Zoellick Belittles impact of Venezuela's withdrawal from the World Bank

Robert Zoellick, a candidate to become the next head of the World Bank, on June 16 said the financial body's influence would not be undermined by Venezuela's likely withdrawal, and claimed that the bank's major challenge is finding new financial products for middle-income countries, AP reported.

During a news conference in Mexico City, Zoellick said: "If a country feels it does not need or want the services of the international financial institutions, then that is their choice. Venezuelans have a great amount of oil money. "I have found no shortage of countries interested in trying to work with the World Bank."

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