This is a good example, of how developing international strategies spreads the risk of unexpected events (economic crisis). It is even more interesting because this is another luxury brand that reports profit.
Profits up at luxury group Hermes
French luxury goods firm Hermes has said profits rose in 2008, shrugging off concerns about the impact of the global economic downturn.
Shares gained 3.1% in Paris as its profit of 290m euros ($395m; £273m) was higher than analysts had forecast and the company increased its dividend.
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