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Starbucks is a global coffee company founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, as a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices. Today it is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries. Starbucks went public on June 26, 1992 at a price of $17 per share (or $0.53 per share, adjusted for subsequent stock splits) and closed trading that first day at $21.50 per share. Starbucks Corporation's common stock is listed on NASDAQ, under the trading symbol SBUX. 

No quick fix for corporate tax take as pressure to act builds

Europe’s leaders are talking tough about making companies pay more tax but they are expected to take only baby steps for fear of alienating big business during an economic slump.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 2:44pm

Paper talk, June 1, 2013

Sunday, Apple Daily

Teashop customer charged HK$30 extra for reserving seat

1 Jun 2013 - 1:36am

Nestle grows China coffee investment

Coffee lovers in China will be excited to hear about a major new initiative by Nestle to grow coffee beans in southwestern Yunnan province, in the latest challenge to the nation's traditional tea-drinking culture.

8 Apr 2013 - 11:27am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

Australia runs hot while India chills

4 Jan 2013 - 6:04am

Gift cards - the world's worst present?

Chances are you received a few gift cards this Christmas. Or perhaps you are guilty of gifting a few yourself. Sure, your teenage niece may be impossible to buy presents for, or you ended up attending your boss's Christmas dinner at the last minute and couldn't show up empty-handed. We understand.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Letters to the Editor, December 10, 2012

Police's holistic scheme fights animal cruelty

I refer to Ms Iris Ma's letter ("Set up police unit to curb animal abuse", December 3) and the article by Ms Patsy Moy ("Police unit urged after stray cats slaughtered", December 3).

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am 1 comment

Briefs, December 6, 2012

250b yuan in daily trading on HK system

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

UK lawmakers call for tax crackdown on multinationals

A committee of UK lawmakers has called on government to crack down on multinational companies that make substantial sales in Britain but pay little tax here, echoing demands from leaders across Europe for measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance.

3 Dec 2012 - 9:05am

Starbucks launches special Christmas campaign

Following on from its fundraising sales for Unicef last year, Starbucks Hong Kong is doing another charity effort, this time in support Po Leung Kuk's special children development fund.

From December 17 to 23, for each Christmas special coffee sold, Starbucks will donate HK$1 to help underprivileged and handicapped children.

3 Dec 2012 - 5:51am

Starbucks aims to become more Chinese as it announces 800 new coffee shops

Coffee giant Starbucks is advancing its growth plans in China with the opening of its 100th store in Beijing and 800 more in the next three years.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:13pm 1 comment