Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA on Thursday posted a better-than-expected eight per cent rise in fourth quarter sales on the back of soaring demand for its fashions and accessories. The company said its fourth quarter turnover rose to 3.84 billion euros from 3.56 billion euros in the year-ago period which helped push its full-year turnover up four per cent to to 12.69 billion euros from 12.23 billion euros in 2001.