The country's biggest sporting goods retailer Sports Direct posted a better-than-expected 7.4 percent increase in first-half underlying earnings and said it was on track to meet market expectations for the full-year.
Adrenalina , which recently withdrew its buyout offer for Pacific Sunwear of California Inc , said it is seeking a meeting with the chief executive of the larger rival in a bid to avoid a costly proxy contest.
Nike Inc's quarterly net profit rose 9 percent on higher-priced products and international growth, but revenue fell in the United States, its largest segment, and at the non-Nike brands group. Shares slipped 1.7 percent in after-hours trade.
Ivory Coast's cotton sector hopes investments by a consortium including Singapore's Olam International Ltd can help it to revive output that has fallen in recent years, a producers group said on Wednesday.
Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer Sports Direct International Plc posted a better-than-expected 7.4 percent increase in first-half underlying earnings and said it was on track to meet market expectations for the full-year.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales said on Tuesday he would hold off on legal action over the U.S. suspension of trade benefits for the Andean nation in hopes that President-elect Barack Obama will reverse the step.