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Foreign companies bet on China's consumers

Diverging experience between sectors seen as economic slowdown hurts manufacturing

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Starbucks said its growth was without China having adopted the "morning ritual" of drinking coffee, but that it was confident it would, offering significant additional long-term growth.

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COFFEE shops, burger bars and clothes stores are among the foreign businesses in China that say they are thriving despite the economic slowdown that is hurting the manufacturing sector.

A Reuters examination of comments or recent statements from 34 large publicly-traded