By Marcus Leach

Luxury fashion retailer Burberry have reported a 21% increase in sales for the fourth quarter.

In the last quarter of 2011, revenue at the firm rose to £574m, with sales in Chinese shops up 30%.

Other emerging markets also performed well as a new flagship store was opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as a new store in Paris.

"Our investment in flagship markets and digital technology has enabled our global teams to continue to drive customer engagement," Angela Ahrendts, Burberry chief executive officer said.

"We remain focused on executing our proven core strategies to achieve long-term growth, while staying mindful of the challenging macro environment."

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