The World Bank saw "well over" $2 billion of demand for the $1.25 billion global bond offering it priced yesterday, a bank official said.

"It went very, very well," said Hakan Lonaeus, the World Bank's acting senior manager for dollar and yen funding, during a telephone interview from London.

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