By  on January 29, 2019

PARIS — Blowing past global anxiety about China, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said the year has started off well and reported brisk fourth-quarter business led by fashion and leather goods — with no sign that Chinese appetite for Louis Vuitton products is on the wane.

“The year 2019 has begun well,” said Bernard Arnault, the luxury group’s chairman and chief executive officer, speaking to analysts and journalists at the company’s annual results presentation. Ever cautious, the executive noted that while he considers an economic crisis inevitable, he didn’t expect it to necessarily happen in Europe this year — or even next year.

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