Luxury brand Burberry reported a better-than-expected increase in like-for-like sales in its first quarterly report under new CEO Marco Gobbetti, helped by stronger demand in China and a continuing good performance in its home British market.

Like-for-like sales increased by 4 percent, double the rate of growth expected by analysts, led by its newest ranges and leather goods. It reported 3 percent underlying revenue growth.

Gobbetti took over from Christopher Bailey as chief executive this month, charged with strengthening the brand while improving efficiency and boosting the performance of its stores, where its space delivers lower sales than rivals.

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