Unfazed by China Trouble, Starbucks Eyes India

A Chinese lawmaker is calling for Starbucks' removal from the Forbidden City. The company says it's trying to resolve the concerns. Meanwhile, it's moving into the world's other big tea-drinking nation. The first Starbucks in India will open this year. But it will be in New Delhi or Mumbai, not the Taj Mahal.

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The trouble in China is not stopping Starbucks from moving into the world's other big tea-drinking nation. Our last word in business today is the company's announcement that it will open its first branch in India some time this year. But it will likely be in New Delhi, the capital, or in Mumbai, the largest city, not the Taj Mahal.

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