Women's and children's wear retailer Monsoon reported its results today, with its overseas business overshadowing 'challenging' UK trade. UK operating profits fell slightly on increased turnover of 11 per cent including a like-for-like sales increase of two per cent. International profits increased by 131 per cent to £1.435m following the expansion of overseas franchise operations. Like-for-like sales overseas were up 11 per cent and total in-store sales increased 36 per cent.