Wolfowitz for World Bank, or Wolfensohn's son?

Reports this week said Paul Wolfowitz, US deputy secretary of defence, was a leading candidate to replace James Wolfensohn as the president of the World Bank. But the move seems unlikely following comments by Wolfensohn on Thursday 3 March.

Mr Wolfowitz is one of a small number of people being considered for the US nomination, administration insiders said earlier this week.

"Mr. Wolfowitz is no longer part, I think, of the exercise, so I don't think there is any need to comment," Wolfensohn tol