BRIEF-Guangdong Highsun Group plans 114 mln yuan buyout loan
* Says it plans to take out a 7-yr buyout loan worth 114 million yuan from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
HANOI Feb 17 Eximbank, Vietnam's eighth-biggest lender by assets, posted a net profit of nearly 658 billion dong ($31 million) last year, plunging 69 percent from 2012, it said in a statement.
The Ho Chi Minh City-based bank, 15 percent owned by Japan's SMFG, cut operating costs in 2013 but it posted lower profits from lending and had losses in trading foreign exchange and stocks, said the statement issued late last week. ($1=21,075 dong) (Reporting by Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Paul Tait)
* Allocating more than 150 billion pesos for this year until 2017 to finance various expansion plans of its companies Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
TAIPEI, Sept 29 Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday on resumption of trading after a two-session break due to a typhoon, as gains in overseas markets boosted investor sentiment.