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Starbucks profits up despite tax row

24 January 2013 Last updated at 09:56 GMT

Starbucks is expected to announce profits up by around 10% in its latest quarterly figures, as the company bucks the global economic downturn to expand its operations.

The coffee giant has been at the centre of a row in the UK over corporation tax payments, but it seems the controversy has had little impact on the company's fortunes.

Nigel Cassidy reports.