August 30, 2016 / 10:22 AM / a year ago

Scotiabank quarterly profit rises 6.1 pct

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia reported a 6.1 percent rise in third-quarter earnings, driven by growth in both its domestic and international banking businesses.

Net income rose to C$1.96 billion ($1.50 billion) in the quarter ended July 31 from C$1.85 billion a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the bank earned C$1.54, compared with C$1.45. ($1 = 1.3037 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Matt Scuffham and Richa Naidu; Editing by Anil D‘Silva)

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