Fashion retailer Giordano International Ltd on Thursday posted a 9.4 per cent slide in net profit to HK$377 million (US$48.3m) as it was hit by the global economic slowdown. The company, which operates around 1,100 outlets in Asia, Germany and the Middle East, also reported a slight rise in annual turnover to HK$3.48 billion, from HK$3.43bn in 2000.