Nike fourth-quarter profit falls

Sportswear giant Nike saw a 30 per cent decline in fourth-quarter profit, due largely to $195m (£119m) in restructuring costs, as well as falling revenue due to a lack of future orders amid the recession. Nike reported earnings of $341.4m for the quarter ending 31 May, down from $490.5m in the same quarter last year. But the firm said it expected to benefit from a “swoosh-shaped” recovery as the global economy picks up again.