HANOI Jan 13 Vietcombank, Vietnam's
fourth-biggest by assets, posted a gross profit of 5.73 trillion
dong ($272 million) last year, down 0.5 percent from 2012, the
bank said in a statement.
The assets of the Hanoi-based bank, 15 percent owned by
Japan's Mizuho Corporate Bank, a unit of Mizuho Financial Group
, rose 13.1 percent last year to 467.76 trillion dong
($22 billion), as lending jumped 14.5 percent, according to the
statement which was issued late last week.
(Reporting by Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)