While Other U.S. Companies Flee China, Starbucks Doubles Down

In Shanghai alone, there are already 600 stores ... and over time a totally dedicated Chinese leadership team led by a Chinese C.E.O.,” Mr. Schultz said. Today, he explained, “they are the most self-contained autonomous business unit within the ... ( read original story ...)

Steel cut lights a fire under Chinese metals futures

Steel rebar and iron ore led the gains after Premier Li Keqiang over the weekend ... Iron ore closed yesterday at $US73.70 a tonne, up $US4.97. In Shanghai, steel rebar futures rose to 3733 yuan, a 3½-year high, up 4.7 per cent on the day and 27 per ... ( read original story ...)

Mainland blue-chips hit 19-month high

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.60 percent to ... according to Reuters' report. Financial sector led the advances, while the materials sector took a breather. ( read original story ...)

Dollar Under a Political Cloud

China’s CSI300 index rallied +0.9%, while the Shanghai Composite Index added +0.6% ... that a persistent supply glut is starting to ease amid strong demand and OPEC-led production curbs. Note: U.S inventory data today and tomorrow are expected to ... ( read original story ...)