Scotia CEO voices qualified support for LSE-TMX deal

CALGARY, Alberta, March 26 (Reuters) – The chief executive
of Canada’s third-largest bank said on Saturday he supports the
takeover of the country’s main stock market by the London Stock
Exchange (LSE.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), providing tweaks are made to protect
national interests.

“My hope is this deal goes through with some modifications
that do protect some real national and regional interests. I’m
optimistic and hopefully they can (make them),” Bank of Nova
Scotia (BNS.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) CEO Rick Waugh told reporters at a weekend
meeting of Western Hemisphere economic leaders.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; Editing by Bill Trott)

Scotia CEO voices qualified support for LSE-TMX deal