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Tambour buys Italian paint company Zetagi

Israeli paint manufacturer Tambour announced that it has purchased the Italian company Colorificio Zetagi, which specializes in producing industrial paints. s. Read more

Kusto Group’s Tambour Takes Colorificio Zetagi Under Its Wing

Kusto Group’s Tambour, an expanding paint brand, has opened a new chapter with its acquisition of the Italian company Colorficio Zetagi, part of their strategy to turn local champions into global ones. Read more

Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

The battle between openness and isolationism in world trade is nothing new. However, global interest in so-called ‘trade wars’ has increased hugely of late, due to the escalation of tensions between China and the US. Recently, both countries have imposed a series of tariffs on products, amid warnings from the IMF and others that this ‘war’ could significantly reduce global growth, writes Yerkin Tatishev, Founding Chairman of the Kusto Group. Read more

Investment in the Local Agro-Beef Industry

Yerkin Tatishev and the Kusto Group invest in cutting edge technology to develop agriculture in Kazakhstan Read more

Kusto’s prospects after Diamond Island triumph

After the breakthrough of Diamond Island, a high-end residential project in Ho Chi Minh City with 98 per cent of apartments sold, Kusto Group chairman Yerkin Tatishev shared with VIR’s Bich Ngoc his vision and development plan in Vietnam – the group’s first Southeast Asian market. Read more

Transforming #Kazakhstan into a global leader in beef production: Kusto embraces new technologies

This week, the great and the good of the agricultural world gathered in Almaty to discuss, debate and analyze Kazakhstan’s agricultural industry, and Kazbeef, alongside Kusto Group, was there in full force, writes Erubaev Beybit Kikbaevich.

As the world’s 16th– largest exporter of wheat and with 80% of all land given over to agriculture, the country could be a global agri-business powerhouse. Read more

Not all data collection is bad.

In the wake of recent scandals relating to the harvesting and use of data, “data collection” is starting to become a dirty phrase, but it needn’t be - By Yerkin Tatishev

Facebook’s share value has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent months, with the fallout from a series of data-related scandals taking its toll. Recently the price of the company’s stock has recovered, but damage has been done to the wider perception of corporate use of data. Despite data collection seemingly becoming a ‘dirty phrase’, we shouldn’t be so quick to judge. Condemning data collection ignores the growing number of sectors where this advance is bringing unexpected benefits, rather than harm. Read more

Collaborative entrepreneurship key to Brics-growth

Globalization means that investing in emerging markets is no longer a radical idea. There are many reasons why Xi Jinping called for the promotion of BRICS+ last year, and why Jeremy Grantham is advising his clients, and even his family, to look in this direction. The question is no longer “why” or “when”, but “how”?

From his headquarters in Singapore, Kusto Group Chairman Yerkin Tatishev outlines the vital lessons he learnt from driving an expansion into emerging economies – successfully capitalizing on their rapid growth rates, fundamentally, through active collaboration and locally-driven consultation. Read more

True innovation starts with corporate culture

Last month, the EU announced fresh innovation funding for hundreds of businesses across the continent, as part of their Horizon 2020 agenda. Successful applicants will receive free business coaching and acceleration services. Read more

Economic prosperity requires innovation in education

As an entrepreneur, innovation is at the heart of what I do. In the early days of Kusto Group, our success came about by teaching old industry hands how to reinvigorate ailing enterprises in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Today, I see the same important link between innovation, learning and our survival. Read more

Kusto Group aims to turn its firms into S-E Asian leaders

The mission for Singapore-based private holding company Kusto Group is to transform any business it invests in into a top player in the region. Read more