Nike qualified again as the most valuable brand of apparel, footwear or sports equipment in Interbrand's rankings of the best global brands, just ahead of Louis Vuitton and H&M. Coming short of its annual turnover or market capitalization, its assessed brand value of $25.0 billion went up by 9 percent as compared to last year. The Swoosh came in 18th place in Interbrand's overall rankings, which were again led by Apple, worth $178.1 billion, followed by Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Toyota and IBM. It had been in 17th place in 2015. Adidas moved up to the 60th spot with a 16 percent jump in brand value to $7.9 billion.

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