PODCAST: Relaxing Data Requirements, and a Big Dividend

China exempts most foreign firms from worrisome data requirements. But will it change its mind later? And a leading fintech lender offers a massive dividend. But shareholders worry more about its rapidly shrinking size.
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PODCAST: China’s coffee comeback kid passes new milestone, and Miniso launches dividend policy

The unlikely comeback for scandal-tainted coffee chain Luckin marches on, as the company passed rival Starbucks in revenues for their China business. But is Luckin expanding too quickly? And low-cost retailer Miniso announces a dividend policy, saying it will return 50% or more of its profits to shareholders. Will more new economy Chinese companies follow suit as investors lose interest such stocks simply for the “China growth story”?