Canada says new Bank of Canada governor to be named "soon"

OTTAWA Thu May 2, 2013 2:30pm EDT

OTTAWA May 2 (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Thursday the new Bank of Canada governor would be named "soon", a spokesman for the minister said.

The replacement for Governor Mark Carney, who is stepping down on June 1 to head to the Bank of England, is widely expected to be named later on Thursday, possibly at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT).

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