French luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA on Tuesday posted a welcome 2.2 per cent climb in nine month revenue to 8.85 billion euros from 8.66 billion euros in the year-ago period. The company said in a news release that excluding exchange-rate fluctuations, revenue would have shown an increase of 5.4 per cent, and it continues to see a "very significant" rise in full-year 2002 operating profit.