Business

Caffeine clash
Who will win the brewing battle between Japan and America?

Japanese-born canned coffee is conquering America. Its Japanese purveyors are not

The Hastings doctrine
Can Reed Hastings preserve Netflix’s culture of innovation as it grows?

The streaming giant’s curious management style faces challenges on several fronts

Bartleby
Management lessons from Honeywell’s former CEO

David Cote, the industrial conglomerate’s ex-boss, has written an excellent—and useful—memoir

Schumpeter
Could you build a better TikTok?

The short-video app offers its putative American buyers a chance to rethink social-media business and governance models

Rising in the east
Can Wizz Air soar amid the pandemic?

The Hungarian low-cost carrier looks better placed than rivals to thrive

Over-Reliance
Can India’s biggest company keep getting bigger?

Reliance Industries buys Future Group, its closest competitor in bricks-and-mortar retail

Doing the limbo
Will Beijing derail the TikTok deal?

Chinese export restrictions throw a spanner in the American bidding war for the hit short-video app

Winner’s curse
What is Prosus, Europe’s consumer-internet star, for?

Investors question the purpose of the old continent’s fourth-biggest company

Rebalancing act
Can Japan Inc navigate the rift between China and America?

Japanese companies cannot afford to anger either a big market or a big ally

Safe as houses
What does Warren Buffett want with Japanese trading houses?

Berkshire Hathaway gambles on five businesses that look a lot like his own

Holidays in the pandemic
Staycationers are saving hotels and Airbnb from covid-19

Domestic travellers have revived home-sharing firms. But the big hotel chains think they can fight back