UPDATE 2-LVMH delivers growth with resilient sales outside China *2015 sales 35.66 bln eur vs poll avg 35.51 bln. PARIS, Feb 2- LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, bucked an industry downturn with stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter sales growth as resilience in Europe, Japan and the United States helped compensate for weakness in China. LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault on Tuesday said traffic at the luxury group's...
| By: Astrid Wendlandt
UPDATE 2-Bad debt drop lifts Spain's Bankia, legal bill looms *Bankia beats on 2015 profit, rises 34 pct to 1.04 bln eur. MADRID, Feb 1- Falling bad debt charges enabled Spain's bailed-out Bankia to post a near 40 percent rise in net profit for 2015, although a rising legal bill linked to its troubled flotation is clouding its outlook. Falling charges against soured debts as Spain's economy rebounded helped Bankia post...
| By: Sarah White and Jesús Aguado
Dollar weakens on views of dovish Fed The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on the view that the Fed would not be able to hike interest rates as quickly as forecast.