Starbucks broke out its financial results by geographical region for the first time when it announced a 10% rise in earnings for the first quarter on Thursday. The U.S. continues to be the coffee chain's biggest growth market, but Asia saw the biggest jump in same-store sales, with a 20% increase, and U.K.-based shops reported a boost during the holidays from sales of seasonal beverages including eggnog and gingerbread lattes.

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