PARIS Oct 10 Luxury goods giant LVMH
on Monday posted a forecast-beating step-up in sales in the
third quarter, helped by improved trading in major markets such
as China and resilient demand in the United States.
LVMH, the first European luxury group to release figures for
the three months to Sept. 30, said sales at constant currencies
rose 6 percent, an improvement against growth of 4 percent in
the second quarter to June and 3 percent in the first.
Analysts expected like-for-like sales growth of 3-4 percent
for the third quarter.
(Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt; Editing by Bate Felix)