* Q4 EPS C$1.00 vs est C$1.00
* Domestic and international banking stronger
* Trading fees drop
TORONTO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 21 percent, boosted by stronger domestic and international retail banking income, partially offset by weaker trading revenue.
The bank, Canada’s third-biggest lender, earned C$1.1 billion ($1.1 billion), or C$1.00 a share, in the quarter ended Oct. 31. That compared with a profit of C$902 million, or 83 Canadian cents a share, in the year-before period.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S/ had expected, on average, a profit of C$1.00 a share.
Scotiabank, which agreed last month to buy the 82 percent of DundeeWealth (DW.TO) it does not already own for C$2.3 billion, said provisions for credit losses fell to C$254 million in the quarter from C$420 million a year earlier.
Return on equity rose to 17.9 percent from 16.4 percent, while the bank’s Tier 1 capital ratio was 11.8 percent at quarter end.
$1=$1.00 Canadian Reporting by Cameron French, editing by Dave Zimmerman