Shares in Burberry were up on the FTSE 100 in afternoon trading ahead of the group's first half trading update, expected tomorrow.

The luxury fashion retailer saw good double digit revenue growth in the first quarter of the year. In addition the group opened five new stores, including in Hong Kong, Sydney and Chennai.

While a slight slowing of sales growth is predicted in tomorrow's figures, more store openings are also expected.

Keith Bowman, analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said ahead of the results, "On balance, and allowing for concerns over potentially slowing growth in China, analyst consensus opinion currently denotes a strong hold."

By 16:22 shares in Burberry were up 0.71 per cent on the FTSE 100 to 1,270.00 pence per share.