Thursday, May 31, 2012

Legal framework to comply with business

The legal forum “Fostering Inclusive Economic Growth Through Legal Reform” started its second day with the round-table discussion under the theme “Public Private Partnership”.

STATE SECRETARY RECEIVES RANJIT UYANGODA

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State secretary of the Ministry of Foreign affairs, B.Batkhishig received Non-Resident Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Mongolia Mr. Ranjit Uyangoda on May 31.

PREMIER AT CLOSING CEREMONY OF SPORTS GAMES

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister S.Batbold has said the 13th Sports Games of Mongolia was a test for Mongolian Olympic sportsmen.

DEPUTY PREMIER MEETS JAPANESE DELEGATION

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Deputy Premier M.Enkhbold hopes that the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yoshihiko Noda will visit Mongolia on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Mongolia-Japan diplomatic relations celebrated this year.

OSCE LEADERS TO VISIT

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A delegation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) headed by Mr. Lamberto Zannier, the OSCE Secretary-General, and Eoin Oleary, a head of the permanent mission of the Republic of Ireland that is serving as the OSCE chairperson, will pay a working visit to Mongolia on June 3-6.

TALKS ON ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT TO LAUCH SOON

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A first negotiation for establishing the Economic partnership agreement between Mongolia and Japan will take place on June 4-7 in Ulaanbaatar.

PREMIER GIVES OBLIGATIONS TO ITS CABINET

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ At a regular cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Prime Minister cautioned several high bodies against interrupting the Government's works due to the two elections.

ABOUT LAW ON BANNING MINERAL EXTRACTION

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ On Wednesday, the cabinet members got acquainted with an implementation course of the law on banning mineral exploration and exploitation on and near riverheads, reserved areas with ponds, and with forests.

B.BATKHISHIG RECEIVED AMBASSADOR OF AZERBAIJAN

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State secretary of the Ministry of Foreign affairs, B.Batkhishig received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Azerbaijan to Mongolia Mr. Latif Seif Addin.

Inner Mongolia showcase arts, culture in Vienna

VIENNA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- People in Vienna were treated to a unique cultural showcase by the renowned Wulanmuqi ensemble from Inner Mongolia's Alashan region on Wednesday and Thursday.

Is Mongolia Part of China?

Officially: No, Mongolia is not a part of China.

Mongolia Energy Corp : Change of Senior Executives

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Milbank Mentioned in The Lawyer for the Largest M&A Deal in Mongolia between 2009 and 2012

HONG KONG, May 30, 2012 (Milbank) - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP was mentioned in The Lawyer for the largest M&A deal in the Mongolian market between 2009 and 2012.

Mongolia seeks economic growth through legal reform

ULAN BATOR, May 29 (Xinhua) -- President Tsakhia Elbegdorj discussed corruption and other issues Tuesday during a forum called to generate ideas for creating a legal environment that will promote economic growth in Mongolia.

Early Speculation about Likely Election Outcomes

[The notes below are based on conversations I've been having with Byambajav Dalaibuyan, Mendee Jargalsaikhan and Tsogtbaatar Byambaa. All foolish conclusions are mine, of course.]

BCM: 2012 Parliamentary Election Candidates

Dear BCM Members,

Interesting Mining Project out of Vancouver aimed at Domestic Consumption not China

May 28 (Mongolia Today Blog) As Ivanhoe Mines/Robert Friedland is slowly pushed out of Mongolia, the commercial relationship between Canada and Mongolia is likely to shrink.

Fitch affirms Aluminum Corporation of China at 'BBB+'/stable

May 28 (Fitch Ratings) - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Aluminum Corporation of China Limited's (Chalco) Long-Term Foreign Currency (FC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB+' with Stable Outlook and Long-Term Local Currency (LC) IDR at 'A-' with Negative Outlook. The Short-Term FC and LC IDRs have been affirmed at 'F2'.

China Imported 111 Thousand Tonnes of Crude Oil From Mongolia in 2012 At $875/t

BEIJING, May 21 (Reuters) - The following table shows China's crude oil imports and exports as well as countries of origin and destination in April 2012, as provided by the General Administration of Customs of China.
         
                                        Apr                                  Year to date       
                              tonnes      pct chg*      $/tonne           tonnes      pct chg*  
IMPORT                                                       
Crude oil                 22,262,307         3.34        901.44       92,870,435         9.32   
  From:                                                               
   Saudi Arabia            4,379,589        14.03        909.98       18,663,003        14.01   
   Angola                  3,778,101        41.23         922.6       13,302,964        23.88   
   Russia                  1,841,994        20.25        931.61        9,013,484        64.38   
   Iran                    1,594,662       -23.73        896.74        5,900,634       -30.99   
   Oman                    1,475,686       -13.87        845.75        5,742,954         2.28   
   Iraq                    1,310,613       -23.43        883.48        5,950,679        16.63   
   Kazakhstan              1,004,284         3.86        919.05        3,347,319       -14.52   
   Libya                     961,199       261.41        932.73        2,795,718        29.99   
   Venezuela                 845,883       -28.45        757.53        5,769,927        33.27   
   United Arab Emirates      666,792        30.34         952.5        2,617,241        11.11   
   Brazil                    652,384        23.33        844.97        2,151,497       -14.53   
   Kuwait                    644,016       -33.57        897.37        3,833,889        28.37   
   Australia                 627,492        93.87         956.3        1,394,929        58.06   
   Congo-Brazzaville         507,458       -16.08        884.22        2,067,552        -4.36   
   Argentina                 298,677            -        853.78          592,566        298.3   
   Ecuador                   274,824            -         858.5          520,830       139.25   
   Equatorial Guinea         241,028       -11.48        926.78          405,045       -24.84   
   Colombia                  215,552        -8.48        801.44          914,296         71.3   
   Malaysia                  184,172       105.75        918.88          469,500       -24.99   
   Qatar                     135,852  357,505,163         927.1          341,509       118.36   
   Algeria                   133,249        -8.17      1,028.76          760,185        30.57   
   Congo                     120,182            -        913.26          120,182        -3.34   
   Cameroon                  116,447            -           950          232,759        -5.91   
   Indonesia                  99,522       134.61      1,033.13          263,631       -11.68   
   Canada                     79,899            -        739.08          152,225       -42.44   
   Vietnam                    38,259       -31.68      1,020.57          206,361        -4.07   
   Thailand                   29,685         4.68         911.5          154,269        59.66   
   Mongolia                    4,805       -84.52        875.01          111,201           13   
* Percentage change from a year earlier.

MFAT's English translation of the Law on the Regulation of Foreign Investment in Entities Operating in Strategic Sectors

May 30 (BCM) Please click here to see the MFAT's English Translation of the Law on the Regulation of Foreign Investment in Entities Operating in Strategic Sectors.

2500 Mongolians in abroad ready to vote

Registration of Mongolians who to vote for parliamentary election on June 28 closed yesterday.

Mongol deel to perform at UNESCO headquarter

The fourth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place from 4 to 8 June 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris.

S. Korea, Mongolia agree to streamline visa process

SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Mongolia signed an agreement Thursday to streamline the visa process for each other's citizens in a bid to boost people-to-people exchanges and economic cooperation between them, officials said.

Investigation launched into origin of disputed tyrannosaur

The government of Mongolia and the auction house that conditionally sold a tyrannosaur skeleton are collaborating on an investigation into whether or not the fossils were taken illegally from that country.

Canasta savors Mongolian music trek as ‘indie-rock ambassadors’

Somewhere in the vacation slides of Canasta’s trip to Mongolia, there’s a small epiphany.

Mongolia: Caught between democratization and Rio Tinto

Not much is heard about Mongolia, a country north of Indonesia, so far north that when I was a child I thought it was the closest place on earth to the abode of the heavenly Gods and a place where nomadic herdsmen rode on horses at lightning speed conquering the vast empty steppes.

International forum on economy held

International forum titled “Productive growth of economy and legal reform” held on May 29-30, in Ikh Tenger, in Ulaanbaatar.

The Cabinet meeting announces price of TT share

The Cabinet meeting of Mongolia which held on Wednesday decided share price of Erdenes Tavantolgoi will be MNT 933.

LANDS OF 22.8 THOUSAND HECTARES TO BE OWNED

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ This year, some 23 thousand hectares will be owned by people.

B.BAATARZORIG MEETS REPS OF TAIPEI

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A Vice Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, B.Baatarzorig received the representatives of Taipei, Taiwan, on May 30.

B.BATKHISHIG CONGRATULATES PEACEKEEPERS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Batkhishig has congratulated the Mongolian peacekeepers on occasion of the 10th anniversary of Mongolia's UN peacekeeping and the International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrated on May 29.

STATE SECRETARY MEETS AMBASSADORS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Batkhishig received on Wednesday Mr. Obiols, the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Mongolia who has recently presented his diplomatic credentials to the State Head.

CABINET MEETING IN BRIEF

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The cabinet meeting on Wednesday did not back a draft amendment to the law on social welfare for elders, drawn up by D.Ochirbat MP.

BAN KI-MOON GREETS MONGOLIAN PEACEKEEPERS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon has delivered a message to salute the Mongolian peacekeepers on occasion of the 10th anniversary of Mongolia's participation in the UN peacekeeping operations.

PALACE FOR TEACHERS OPENS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister S.Batbold addressed an opening ceremony of the Teachers' Development Palace on Wednesday.

CA confirms appointment of new PHL envoy to China, 6 other ambassadors

Amid the Philippines-China territorial row in the Panatag Shoal, the bicameral Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of the new Philippine ambassador to Beijing, along with six other envoys to various foreign posts.

Sword Fighting with Neal Stephenson and His Mongoliad Co-Authors

It's not even 10:30 in the morning, and I'm already holding an archaic deadly weapon in my hands.

Controversial Mongolian Tarbosaurus auction sheds light on dinosaur black market

A Tarbosaurus from Mongolia (L) is seen next to the world's largest Tyrannosaurus Rex, named Sue, is seen at the Dinosaur Expo 2005 after it's assembly was completed at the National Science Museum on March 16, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.

Post-Mongolia, Chicago's Canasta celebrates 10 years

Somewhere in the vacation slides of Canasta's trip to Mongolia, there's a small epiphany.

An empire's downfall

Conn Iggulden's Conqueror isn't the kind of plot many would find easy to follow; mainly because of its connection with the history of Mongolia.

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. Announces Private Placement Offering

Not for distribution to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States

Kirkcudbright pupils continue to raise funds for Mongolia trip

In October this year, 32 students from Kirkcudbright Academy, including Mairi Fisher form Spittal Farm, Creetown, will be going on an amazing expedition to Mongolia.

Erdene Drilling Continues to Expand Altan Nar Gold Discovery

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, May 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Erdene Resource Development Corp. ("Erdene" or "Company") CA:ERD -3.45% , is pleased to announce results from drilling and surface prospecting at the Company's 100% owned Altan Nar (Golden Sun) property in southwest Mongolia.

Steady: Mongolia is not yet the new Qatar

Kuwait 1950. Abu Dhabi 1970. Qatar 1995. Mongolia 2012? Mongolia, endowed with vast resources and growing at 17 per cent, has a gold-rush atmosphere.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sacha’s Inspirational Journey

Sacha is 13 years old. He has a genetic disorder, Williams-Beuren syndrome, that causes developmental delay, cardiovascular issues and learning difficulties.

Impending Resource Depletion Ahead: But We Are Intelligent

Since the beginning of time, human beings have used and consumed natural resources at their own will for their survival and desires.

Over Forty-Thousand Companies Entitled to 10 percent of Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi Stocks

The following is an interview with S. Tuul, head of the Taxation Office of the General Department of Taxation (GDT).

Report on four years worth of projects in UB released

The Mongolian government has announced the works and establishments that were undertaken from 2008 to 2011 by the Capital City Administration.

Mongolian Conquers Roof of the World During Deadly Everest Week

The International rank Master of Sports, S.Bat-Erdene, who successfully climbed the roof of the world, arrived in Ulaanbaatar yesterday morning.

Electronic Replacement ID Card Printing Started

The Parliament of Mongolia resolved to issue new electronic ID cards to residents who lost their ID cards prior the Parliamentary and Capital City Representative Khural (City Council) Elections June 28th and who holds a reference to receive the new card.

J.Amarsanaa elects as head of CC of Mongolia

The Constitutional Court (CC) elected a new head. Jugnee Amarsanaa elected by majority vote of the Constitutional Court members.

INDIAN SPECIALISTS AND STEEL INDUSTRY

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Indian specialists will arrive in June to launch a consrtruction of the steel industry.

"SPACE TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION-FORUM" RUNS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Dedicated to the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties establishment between Mongolia and Japan, the “Space technology exhibition-forum” is running on May 29-30 in Ulaanbaatar.

"CAREC 2020" NAT'L SEMINAR RUNS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The “CAREC 2020” national seminar will run on May 31 in Ulaanbaatar.

B.BATKHISHIG CONGRATULATES PEACEKEEPERS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Batkhishig has congratulated the Mongolian peacekeepers on occasion of the 10th anniversary of Mongolia's UN peacekeeping and the International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrated on May 29.

Japanese artists to exhibit in Mongolia

Tsagaandarium Gallery assistant director, Ts.Gerelmaa, has introduced a new exhibition that opens at the end of May:

The demise of nomadic culture

The Mongols have lived with nomadic culture since the Hunnu Empire. For aeons the main livelihood of Mongolian nomads were their domestic animals.

Labour, Water and Development

Two of the potentially most contentious resources related to development are labor and water.

D.Altankhuyag: To contribute to Mongolian ballet I’ve invited “Komaki Ballet” to perform

Below is an interview with principal dancer of the ‘Boston Ballet’ Company, the State Honoured Artist D.Altankhuyag. He is about to perform in Mongolia with Japanese artists of the ‘Komaki Ballet’ Company.

Aspire Mining establishes coking coal reserve in Mongolia

Aspire Mining has found a maiden 178 million ton (Mt) open pit coal reserve for its Ovoot coking coal project in northern Mongolia.

Mongolia Willing To Rethink New Foreign Investment Law -Report

Mongolia is willing to reopen negotiations on a controversial foreign investment law after next month's parliamentary elections, the Financial Times reports Wednesday, citing Mongolia's president.

“Mongolia’s border looked like a defenseless ger district area” states D.Batzorig

D.Batzorig, Secretary of the Automobile Division of the Mongolian Automobile Motorcycle Sports Federation, auto sports sub master spoke to the Udriin Sonin Newspaper about his tour “Bi Mongol-2012” (I am Mongolian-2012).

SouthGobi Resources Sees Higher Coal Exports On New China Gates

The opening of eight new border gates between Mongolia and China yesterday will “significantly increase” coal export capacity between the two nations, miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (SGQ) said in a statement today.

U.S. auction house to help Mongolia trace dinosaur's origin

DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Tuesday agreed to help the Mongolian government investigate the ownership of a rare Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur skeleton that Mongolian officials say may have been smuggled from that country before it was auctioned in New York earlier this month.

Strange Bedrock Fellows: Auction House and Mongolian President to Cooperate in Fight Over Fossil

Nine days after an uncharacteristically exciting natural history sale, in which an auction of near-complete Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton was forcibly interrupted by a lawyer over concerns that the bones had been looted from Mongolia, a partnership has been struck.

LAUREN TAKES FLIGHT WITH $800,000 BACKING

LAUREN MCLEOD CLAIMS TO BE THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN TO CROSS MONGOLIA'S GOBI DESERT ENTIRELY ON FOOT, BUT ARGUABLY HER BIGGEST SUCCESS CAME AFTER HOTFOOTING IT TO SAN FRANCISCO WHERE HER STARTUP HAS JUST RAISED $800,000 AND BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS START-UP ACCELERATOR IN THE WORLD.

China Cultural Heritage Day with focus on Inner Mongolia

The “intangible heritage of Inner Mongolia” will be at the center of attention at the celebration of the 7th annual China Cultural Heritage Day on June 9.

GENERAL ELECTION COMMISSION REPORTS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The General Election Commission (GEC) is registering independent candidates. 

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON LAW TO RUN

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ An international scientific conference themed "Legal concept: New attitude" will run on Wednesday in the National Law Institute (NLI).

LIST APPROVED OF CANDIDATES FROM DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Democratic Party (DP) has approved a list of candidates to run in the parliamentary elections through the proportional system.

Direct Liaisons On Injured Racers Perseverance For Charity Race To Mongolia

PRLog (Press Release) - May 29, 2012 - Direct Liaisons were surprised today by the story of Ben Bishop, 28, who faces a huge fitness fight if he’s going to get behind the wheel to take on a 10,000-mile adventure over mountains and across deserts.

S Korea FTC Orders Correction Of Unfair Practices On S Korea-Mongolia Route

SEOUL – South Korea's antitrust regulator said Monday it has ordered Korean Air Lines Co. (003490.SE) and Miat Mongolian Airlines to correct their unfair practices in which they have colluded since late 2005 to prevent competitors from entering the routes between South Korea and Mongolia.

Investigation Launched into Disputed Tyrannosaur's Origin

The government of Mongolia and the auction house that conditionally sold a tyrannosaur skeleton are collaborating on an investigation into whether or not the fossils were taken illegally from that country.

Bulgarian and Mongolian scientists to cooperate in making researches in Antarctica

Ulan Bator. The rector of Sofia University professor Ivan Ilchev and the director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute professor Hristo Pimpirev have signed a memorandum of cooperation with Mongolia in the area of education and science, announced the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute.

Heritage Auctions Working With Mongolia to Determine if Dinosaur it Sold is, in Fact, Mongolian

Update at 2:30 p.m.: Just got off the phone with Jim Halperin, Heritage Auction co-chairman who confirms that the Observer is a force for peace and good in the world and that it was indeed our blog post that prompted him to reach out to Painter.

UTM Complete Phase I Soil Sampling Program in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, May 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Undur Tolgoi Minerals Inc. ("UTM" or the "Company") (cnsx:UTM) is pleased to announce the completion of the latest phase of its exploration program on its wholly owned 9,620 hectare Under Tolgoi license in Mongolia.

Mongolia open to talks on investment law

Mongolia is willing to reopen negotiations on a controversial foreign investment law after next month’s parliamentary elections, according to the country’s president.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

PREMIER ATTENDS OPEN DOORS DAY OF CITY ADMINISTRATION

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister S.Batbold attended one of the open Doors day event within the “People's government--Together with people” last weekend on the Sukhbaatar square.

PRESIDENT RECEIVES DIPLOMATIC CREDENTIALS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj received on Tuesday diplomatic credentials from Eugenio Bregolat-Obiols, the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain; and Ranjit Uyangoda, the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Mongolia.

MONGOLIA-TAIWAN BUSINESS FORUM IS APPROACHING

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Mongolia-Taiwan business forum will run on May 31 in Ulaanbaatar.

AMBASSADOR OF AZERBAIJAN PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Latif Seif Addin presented his credential to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj on May 29.

STATE HEAD MEETS PRESIDENT OF ICAO COUNCIL

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ On Tuesday, the President Ts.Elbegdorj received Mr. Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, president of the ICAO Council who is with a working visit to Mongolia.

HEALTH MINISTER RECEIVED BY WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Within the 65th World Health Assembly that concluded Saturday, the Minister of Health N.Khurelbaatar was received by Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

INTERESTING MINING PROJECT OUT OF VANCOUVER AIMED AT DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION NOT CHINA/

As Ivanhoe Mines/Robert Friedland is slowly pushed out of Mongolia, the commercial relationship between Canada and Mongolia is likely to shrink.

Wine from the Gobi desert aims at booming market

WUHAI, China (Reuters) - As spring warms the sands of the Gobi desert in China's vast Inner Mongolia region, it's not just the local camels who are happy to see the end of a long, cold winter.

Direct Liaisons On Injured Racers Perseverance For Charity Race To Mongolia

PRLog (Press Release) - May 29, 2012 - Direct Liaisons were surprised today by the story of Ben Bishop, 28, who faces a huge fitness fight if he’s going to get behind the wheel to take on a 10,000-mile adventure over mountains and across deserts.

SouthGobi Resources Welcomes Opening of Expanded Border Crossing Infrastructure

HONG KONG, CHINA — SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) notes that eight new border gates exclusively for coal transportation opened at the Shivee Khuren-Ceke border crossing on May 28, 2012.

Gong Li to star in Tarsem Singh's Marco Polo project

EXCLUSIVE: English-language film produced by Gianni Nunnari and Endgame’s James Stern will be a US-China joint venture.

Mongolia: Future leader in sustainable development and green economic growth

Natural resources are depleting, and the depletion rate is speeding up with the fast growth of lower income countries, while the developed countries’ resource usage and environmental pollution levels are also increasing gradually. Resource constraints are threatening future growth. 

Aspire Mining update on Ovoot coking coal project in Mongolia

Aspire Mining has cemented its Ovoot Coking Coal Project as one of Mongolia's largest coking coal reserves with the delivery of a maiden 178 million tonne open pit coal Reserve.

MONGOLIAN PRESIDENT AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS COOPERATE ON INVESTIGATION OF TYRRANOSAURUS

HIS EXCELLENCY ELBEGDORJ TSAKHIA, PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, AND HERITAGE AUCTIONS, INC. JOINTLY ANNOUNCE THEIR COOPERATION IN INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN AND OWNERSHIP OF A RARE TYRANNOSAURUS BATAAR SKELETON THAT WAS PLACED FOR AUCTION IN NEW YORK CITY, ON MAY 20, 2012.

Mongolia enters as an observer

Mongolia is entered as an observer to the Euro-Asian group to combat against money laundering and terrorist financing, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

S Korea extends job tenure for EPS workers

South Korea has extended the job tenure of Employment Permit System (EPS) workers to 10 years and eight months.

Kuwaiti Ambassador meets Mongolian Prosecutor General

ULAANBAATAR, May 28 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mongolia Mubarak Mohammad Al-Sehaijan met the Prosecutor General Dambiyn Dorligjav here Monday, and also met theAssistant Prosecutor General Ganzorig Gombosuren.

Korean Air Says No Collusion On Incheon-Ulan Bator Route

SEOUL (Dow Jones Newswires) – Korean Air Lines Co. (003490.SE) said Tuesday it isn't involved in any collusion with Miat Mongolian Airlines on the Incheon-Ulan Bator route, refuting allegations by the South Korean antitrust regulator.

MRC Chairman Sells Shares

May 28 (Mogi) Change in Director’s Interest Notice released today by Mongolian Resource Corporation Limited (ASX:MUB) reveals the company’s Non-Executive Chairman Mr. N. Jargalsaikhan sold 6.15 million shares indirectly held by a company he is benefactor of for a consideration of A$738,000 via an off market trade on 28 May, which translates to an average price per share of 12c. MUB last traded at 13c on 24 May.

MIG: SUSPENSION OF TRADING (pending announcement of substantial acquisition)

May 28, Mongolia Investment Group Limited (HK:402) -- At the request of Mongolia Investment Group Limited (the “Company”), trading in the shares of the Company on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited has been suspended with effect from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 28 May 2012 pending the issue of an announcement in relation to a very substantial acquisition of the Company.

THE DISTRIBUTION OF CASH CAUSES FOOD PRICE UP

THE GOVERNMENT OF MONGOLIA STARTED TO DISTRIBUTE MNT 330.000 FOR ELDERS AND DISABLED PEOPLE SINCE LAST THURSDAY.

Wine from the Gobi desert aims at booming market

(Reuters) - As spring warms the sands of the Gobi desert in China's vast Inner Mongolia region, it's not just the local camels who are happy to see the end of a long, cold winter.

Mongolian Airlines Group implements Amadeus’ industry leading technology

· Mongolian Airlines Group is the latest airline to adopt the Amadeus suite of advanced technology solutions; Amadeus Altéa Customer Management Solution and Amadeus e-Retail online booking engine.

Korean Air, Mongolian Airlines Caught in Collusion

Korean Air has been caught by the Fair Trade Commission for obstructing rival Asiana Airlines from opening flights to Mongolia.

2005 Mongolians have registered to vote, says Ministry

Mongolians who lives and studies abroad to vote for the election this year first time, according the Election law, adopted last year by the parliament.

MPP replaces detained election candidate

Ts.Anandbazar, a candidate of MPP in Dornogovi and Govisumber constituency was detained by the Anti-Corruption agency on Friday (on May 25) over corruption case.

MONGOLIA RECEIVES FIVE MILLION YUAN AID

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Five million yuan's equipment and techniques has been given as aid by the Ministry of Public Security of China to Mongolia's Ministry of Justice and internal affairs.

INT'L EXHIBITION WILL RUN IN "MISHEEL EXPO" CENTER

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The 16th “Small- and medium-sized business's products, services and technology-2012” international exhibition will run on June 7-11 in “Misheel-expo” center in Ulaanbaatar.

IT AUTHORITIES AND OFFICIALS MEET

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The “State organizations' IT authorities and specialists” one-day ran on May 28 in State house.

CERTIFICATES GRANTED TO CANDIDATES

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ On Sunday, the candidates from the Mongolian People's Party (MPP) were granted certificates by S.Batbold PM, chairman of the MPP; and U.Khurelsukh, the MPP secretary-general. The candidates have established e related contracts as well.

PARTIES AND COALITIONS REVEAL THEIR CANDIDATES

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Political parties and coalitions have revealed their candidates who will run in the parliamentary election in June 28.

PRESIDENT MEETS DELEGATION OF ASIA FOUNDATION

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The President Ts.Elbegdorj has said an assistance and aid from the U.S. Asia Foundation (AF) significantly contributed to developing of the democracy and good governance in Mongolia, and that the Mongolians are always grateful to the USA for this.

TOP CHILREN RECEIVE PRIZES

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, /MONTSAME/ The best in spheres of education, society, culture, art and sports children received prizes from M.Enkhbold, the Deputy Minister and Vice head of the National Council for Children, on May 28.

STATE SECRETARY ATTENDS MEETING OF ARF

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs B.Batkhishig expressed a position of Mongolia's government at the ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials meeting on May 26 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Prophecy Coal's Chandgana plant to be online by 2016

Prophecy Coal Corp. (CVE:PCY) announced Monday that it will bring its 600 MW Chandgana Power Project in central Mongolia online by 2016.

MERITUS SECURES FINANCING FOR GUTAIN DAVAA DEVELOPMENT

Vancouver, B.C.: Meritus Minerals Ltd (TSX-V---MER) is pleased to announce that it has executed an option agreement with two Mongolian companies that provides finance for the development of the high grade Gutain Davaa gold project in Mongolia.

Aspire Mining inks third largest coking coal reserve in Mongolia at Ovoot

(MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors - Australia) Aspire Mining (ASX: AKM) has cemented its Ovoot Coking Coal Project as one of Mongolia's largest coking coal reserves with the delivery of a maiden 178 million tonne open pit coal Reserve.

Prophecy Coal Enters Into Covenant With Mongolian Energy Authority on 600 MW Chandgana Power Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Prophecy Coal Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") CA:PCY +3.85%(otcqx:PRPCF)(frankfurt:1P2) is pleased to announce that the Energy Authority of Mongolia ("EA") has entered into a Cooperation Covenant (the "Covenant") with Prophecy to bring the 600 MW Chandgana Power Project online by 2016.

Monday, May 28, 2012

GEC RELEASES EMERGENCY PLAN

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ At its meeting on Monday, the General Election Commission (GEC) approved draft rules on measures to be taken in emergency situations.

LIST APPROVED OF CANDIDATES FROM DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Democratic Party (DP) has approved a list of candidates to run in the parliamentary elections through the proportional system. An approval was made after a secret voting at 38th meeting of the party's National Consultative Committee on May 24.

Prophecy Coal Enters Into Covenant With Mongolian Energy Authority on 600 MW Chandgana Power Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Prophecy Coal Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") (TSX:PCY)(OTCQX:PRPCF)(FRANKFURT:1P2) is pleased to announce that the Energy Authority of Mongolia ("EA") has entered into a Cooperation Covenant (the "Covenant") with Prophecy to bring the 600 MW Chandgana Power Project online by 2016.

Alt Text: Diary of a Dino-Smuggler

A Tyrannosaurus skeleton recently sold at auction for just over a million dollars, leading to two secondary effects. First, I added “awesome dinosaur skeleton” to my “What I Would I Buy If I Had Just Over a Million Dollars” list. Secondly, Mongolia complained.

Asiana looks to Mongolia route

The country’s anti-trust agency has ordered Korean Air, the largest flagship carrier, to stop colluding with Mongolian Airlines in what it sees as a scheme to prevent other carriers from flying the lucrative route between Korea with Mongolia.

Mongol drive for crazy crew

ADVENTUROUS Scarborough adults are embarking on a 10,000 mile journey taking in 15 countries, three deserts and five mountain ranges...in a 2005 Mitsubishi Space Star.

Diagnostics company expands exports to Mongolia

BALLYCLARE-based diagnostics company Linnodee has added a customer from Mongolia to its growing list of export destinations.

Number crunching: Mongolia

However, after years of turmoil Mongolia is a rising star, with its economy, nicknamed the ‘wolf’ economy, being the fastest growing of its kind in 2011.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2012


Mongolia
Head of state: Tsakhia Elbegdorj
Head of government: Batbold Sukhbaatar
Death penalty: retentionist
Population: 2.8 million
Life expectancy: 68.5 years
Under-5 mortality: 28.8 per 1,000
Adult literacy: 97.5 per cent

DRAIG SEES PROMISING FUTURE FOR TEEG LICENCE, MONGOLIA

May 28, Draig Resources Limited (ASX:DRG) --

Aspire Mining in pre open ahead of news of maiden coal Reserves and Resource update at Ovoot

May 25 (Proactive Investors) Aspire Mining (ASX: AKM) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX as it prepares to inform the market on the maiden Reserves and updated Resources at the Ovoot Coking Coal Project.

Petro Matad: Update on oil shale operations

In addition to the operational update made by Petro Matad on its conventional oil exploration projects the Company is pleased to provide an operational update on its oil shale operations in the south of Block IV.

FM G.Zandanshatar to visit Seoul

Gombojav Zandanshatar, Mongolian Foreign Minister will pay an official visit to South Korea next week for talks with his South Korean counterpart.

CLSA to offer cash equity trading in Mongolia

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets will now offer institutional investors (including US domiciled investors) access to onshore Mongolian equities traded on the Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE).

Aspire Mining Limited (ASX:AKM) Reports 178 Mt JORC Compliant Coal Reserve for Ovoot

Sydney, Australia, May 28, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - Aspire Mining Limited (ASX:AKM.AX - News) is pleased to announce it has established a maiden 178 million tonne JORC Code compliant open pit Coal Reserve for its Ovoot Coking Coal Project ("Ovoot" or "the Project") in northern Mongolia.

Respecting Tibetan Nomads: it’s about more than the Dalai lama

“Mongolians and Tibetans are like this.” Actually, there was a pantomime of hands held parallel as the Tibetan man said: “Mongolia people…Tibet people...” Looking at me to make sure I understood, he moved his hands together. 

John Lee: power is a very very big issue that has to be addressed now

The UB Post’s exclusive interview with John Lee CFA, Chairman and CEO of Prophecy Coal Corp at the 2nd Coaltrans Mongolia conference.

S Korea FTC Orders Correction Of Unfair Practices On S Korea-Mongolia Route

SEOUL (Dow Jones)--South Korea's antitrust regulator said Monday it has ordered Korean Air Lines Co. (003490.SE) and Miat Mongolian Airlines to correct their unfair practices in which they have colluded since late 2005 to prevent competitors from entering the routes between South Korea and Mongolia.

Mongolia: Future leader in sustainable development and green economic growth

Natural resources are depleting, and the depletion rate is speeding up with the fast growth of lower income countries, while the developed countries’ resource usage and environmental pollution levels are also increasing gradually.

Mongolia’s drowning future

Mongolia was one of the only countries that, for many years, had strong restrictions on drinking.

Franco Baresi Stadium to be built

Last Friday on May 25th, the ceremony of “ground-breaking” for the indoor sports stadium occurred.

Selbe River reconstruction to finish next month

The Selbe River channel reconstruction project starts from the Zuun Ail bridge for 350 meters, designed to increase the river’s flow.

Hancock and Erdenepurev discuss operational improvements

The following is an interview with the head of Fuel Strategy Department of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, A.Erdenepurev, during the 2nd Coaltrans Mongolia Conference.

Petro Matad outlines Mongolia intentions

StockMarketWire.com - Petro Matad has provided an update to the market on the status of its review of its 2010 and 2011 drilling programme in Block XX and other field operations across its overall Production Sharing Contract (PSC) holdings in Mongolia.

Mongolia celebrates 10th anniversary of int'l peacekeeping

ULAN BATOR, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia on Sunday staged a series of activities here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

Indian Wrestling Grand Prix: Rana wins gold; bronze for Manoj

NEW DELHI: Praveen Rana added another gold to India's kitty on the final day of the Hari Ram Indian Wrestling Grand Prix on Sunday. Praveen got the better of Georgia's Lobjanidze4-0, 2-0 in the 66 kg category.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mongolia tops the charts in risky frontier markets

Frontier markets do not often work better for investors than Mongolia has over the last two years. Its stock market clocked up the best returns in the world in 2010 when share prices climbed 121 per cent and it was the second-best performing bourse last year with a rise of 73 per cent.

Indian men win silver; women take bronze in Asian Nations Cup

Indian men's chess team thrashed Iraq 4-0 to win silver while their women counterparts bagged a bronze in the Asian Nations Cup that concluded here on Saturday.

Harris & Moure Announces New Office in Mongolia

International law firm Harris & Moure, pllc has announced the opening of its newest office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a move that will further establish the firm’s significant Asian presence.

Canada advances to bronze-medal match at women's World Cup wrestling

The Canadian women's wrestling team advanced to the bronze-medal match at the 2012 FILA Women's World Cup, beating Mongolia and Azerbaijan before falling to Russia on Saturday.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ten Mongolian athletes compete for Gold

Yesterday, Mongolian judo wrestlers left for Russia to participate in the prestigious Moscow Judo Grand Slam Tournament on May 26-27th.

MONGOLIAN COAL’S LONG ROAD TO MARKET

Mongolia’s national transition from a communist regime to a democratic, free market state has been a rocky one.

Africa learns from China in anti-desertification

CHIFENG, Inner Mongolia - The United Nations Convention to Combat Decertification (UNCCD)will help share China's experiences in controlling decertification with Africa, said an official withthe UNCCD on Friday in Chifeng city, in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Harris & Moure Announces New Office in Mongolia

International law firm Harris & Moure, pllc has announced the opening of its newest office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a move that will further establish the firm’s significant Asian presence.

Tavantolgoi mess

Tavantolgoi coal deposit, one of the largest coal deposits in the world, is a project that could have a huge influence on the future of Mongolia.

Vetting presidents, setting precedence

Tense and emotional, confused and distressed, angry and shocked, these words fail to describe the sentiments of the early morning crowd gathered outside of N. Enkbayar’s home on April 13th, the day the former president of Mongolia was arrested. 

Elders and disabled receive MNT 330,000

As a part of the arrangement to grant MNT 1 million to every citizen of Mongolia, the first phase is now being initiated with the elderly and disabled people of Ulaanbaatar receiving MNT 330 thousand.

Can Mongolia become the heart of the world?

May 22 (Mongolian Economy) Sustainable development: These words are just as important to the energy sector as any other.

The Economist missteps on the Steppe

April 29 (Ardchilal.com) I admire The Economist's ability to cover stories from around the world.

FORMER PRESIDENT N.ENKHBAYAR RELEASED A STATEMENT

May 23 (InfoMongolia) Last weekend a video footage of N.Enkhbayar shot during his detention period in Tuv aimag and at the Second General Hospital in Ulaanbaatar that shows images of N.Enkhbayar behaving improperly and using some curse language was broadcasted on several Mongolian TV channels raising much ruckus in Mongolian society.

Mongolia: Transport transformation

May 23 (Oxford Business Group) New rail links with Russia and China and a planned overhaul of the road network underline progress in Mongolia's plans to use the recent surge in resource growth to improve infrastructure and transport.

Wildfires cost Mongolia 3 million U.S. dollars so far this year

ULAN BATOR, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has suffered 134 forest fires since early this year, causing direct economic losses of more than 4 billion tugriks (3 million U.S. dollars).

CABLE TV BROADCASTING UNION AGAINST THE REGULATION ON BROADCASTING ELECTION CAMPAIGN ADS

May 23 (InfoMongolia.com) On May 23, the directors of television channels, such as "Shonkhor", "NBS", "Parliament Channel" and "Shuud" who are representing 14 cable televisions, have expressed their opposition against the regulation released by the Communications Regulatory Committee of Mongolia.

EPCRC: MONTHLY MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW

MAIN INDICATORS: GDP, STATE BUDGET, FOREIGN TRADE, EXCHANGE RATE, INFLATION

Khan Investment Management Update (23/05/2012)

May 23 (Khan Investment Management) --- If March performance was marred by volatility, April proved that volatility has no bounds and that cheap can become even cheaper.

Nova Resources: Commencement of Trucking Operations

May 24, Nova Resources Limited (NOVA:LN) -- Nova is pleased to announce that Nova Trans LLC shall commence trucking operations on 5 June 2012.

Prophecy Coal to sell 22,100 tonnes of coal to local DRI manufacturing plant

May 24 (Proactive Investors) Prophecy Coal Corp. (TSE:PCY) announced Thursday it will sell 22,100 tonnes of thermal coal from its Ulaan Ovoo mine in Mongolia to a local, direct reduced iron (DRI) manufacturing plant.

MRC WELCOMES AR MANAGEMENT (ANDREW ROBERTS FAMILY OFFICE) AS A SIGNFICANT SHAREHOLDER

May 24 -- Emerging Mongolian gold producer, Mongolian Resource Corporation (ASX: MUB) ("MRC or the Company") is pleased to welcome the Andrew Roberts Family Office ("ARM") as a substantial shareholder.

Aspire to Release Maiden Reserve, Requests Trading Halt

May 25 (Mogi) Aspire Mining Limited (ASX:AKM) requested it's trading be halted, pending "a proposed announcement of the Ovoot Coking Coal Project maiden reserves and updated resources."

Cameron McRae: By the end of the year Oyu Tolgoi will start its gold and copper export

May 22 (Mongolian Economy) Currently, 85 percent of construction work at Oyu Tolgoi has been finished, which means from 15th August 2012, ore will be explored from its gold and copper mines.

The conference “Coaltrans Mongolia” held in Ulaanbaatar

The 2nd Coaltrans Mongolia conference, started in Ulaanbaatar yesterday. The conference is aimed to share information on developing coal mining.

The “Tsagaandarium” art gallery to reveal new exhibition

On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Mongolia and Japan, the Japanese Art Association “Nikon Seico” and the art gallery “Tsagaandarium” are organizing an exhibition with Japanese artists from May 31st to June 10th at Tsagaandarium in Zaisan.

Baby Camel Makes Debut at the Detroit Zoo

A new baby that weighed-in at 102 pounds at birth is turning up the "cute factor" a notch at the Detroit Zoo. 

MPP’s candidates to the parliamentary election

Candidates by proportional list:

1. Mr. S.Batbold, Prime Minister
Mr. U. Khurelsukh, Secretary General of MPP
Mr. D.Demberel, Speaker
Mr. U.Enkhtuvshin, MP
D.Lundeejantsan, MP
Mr. Ts.Nyamdorj, MP, Justice and Internal Affairs Minister
Mr. N.Enkhbold, MP
Mr. Ya.Sodbaatar, Secretary of MPP
Mr. J.Enkhbayar, MP, Defense Minister
Mrs. D.Sarangerel, Secretary of MPP
Mr. D.Oyun-Erdene, Head of Youth organization of MPP
Mrs. Ts.Garamjav, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral
Mr. J.Sukhbaatar, MP
Mrs. B.Undarmaa, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Science
Mr. E.Munkh-Ochir, MP
Mrs. B.Dolgor, Advisor of Prime Minister
Mrs. J.Tsolmon, Deputy Minister of Health
Mrs. B.Batstsetseg, Director of “Munkhiin Useg” printing company
Mr. Kh. Badelkhan, MP
Mrs. V.Udval, Deputy Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs
Mrs. D.Enkhchineg
Mrs. J.Saule, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Light Industry
Mrs. G.Munkhtsetseg, Head of Mongolian Writers Union
Mrs. D.Enkhchimeg, Director of Petrovis company
Mr. Sh.Radnaased, Advisor to the Secretary General of MPP
Mr. Ts.tsengel, MP
Mr. D.Dondog, MP
Mr. P.Bayanmunkh

Candidates by majoritarian constituencies:

1. Arkhangai- Mr. J.Munkhbat, Mr. B.Baatarbileg

2. Bayan-Ulgii- Mr. Kh,Jekei, Mr. A.Telekhan

3. Bayankhongor- Mr. G.Zandanshatar, Mrs. M.Bilegt

4. Bulgan- Mr. Yo.Otgonbayar

5. Govi-Altai- Mr. Ts.Dashdorj

6. Govisumber and Dornogovi- Mr. Ts.Anandbazar

7. Dornod- Mr.N.Nomtobayar, Mr. D.Odbayar

8. Dubdgovi- Mr. B.Amarsanaa

9. Uvurkhangai- Mr. L.Chinzorig, Mr. B.Tumurkhuu

10. Umnugovi- Mr. Kh. Badamsuren

11. Selenge- Mr. J.Erdenebat, Mrs. S.Gerelmaa

12. Sukhbaatar- Mr. R.Bud

13. Uvs- Mr. Ch.Khurelbaatar, Mr. B.Choijilsuren

14. Orkhon- Mr. O.Sodbileg, Mr. D.Damba-Ochir

15. Darkhan-Uul- Mr. D.Khayankhyarvaa, J.Sukhbaatar

16. Khentii- Mr. B.Bat-Erdene, Mr. N.Ganbyamba

17. Tuv- Mr. M.Enkhbold, Mr. S.Batbold

18. Khuvsgul- Mr. L.Enkh-Amgalan, Mr. B.Munkhbaatar

19. Zavkhan- Mrs. D.Oyunkhorol, Mr. D.Baldan-Ochir

20.Khovd- Mr. S.Byambatsogt, Mr. G.Nyamdavaa

ULAANBAATAR

21. Songinokhairkhan- Mr. D.Sumiyabazar, Mr. D.Tumengerel, Mr. G.Tenger

22. Bayangol- Mr. Ts.Munkh-Orgil, Mrs. L.Amgalan

23. Bayanzurkh- Mrs. D.Arvin, Mr. B.Batzorig, Mr. B,Munkhbaatar

24. Khan-Uul, Bagakhangai, Baganuur- Mr. Ts.Batbayar, Mr. B.Lkhagvajav

25. Chingeltei- Mr. D.Ochirbat, Mr. D.Zorigt

26. Sukhbaatar- Mr. Ch.Gankhuyag, Mrs. G.Tsogzolmaa

NAT'L OLYMPIC COMMITTEE REPORTS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The president of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu (Taiwan) has been elected the member of the Executive Council of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pursuant to a decision made by a session of the summer sports federations held in Quebec, Canada.

DEFENSE MINISTRY CONGRATULATES A.E.SERDYUKOV

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Minister of Defense J.Enkhbayar MP has sent a congratulatory letter to Mr A.E.Serdyukov who has been re-elected the Defense Minister of Russian Federation.

WB: GROWTH IN DEVELOPING IN EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC IS STRONG BUT...

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ “Growth remains strong in developing East Asia and Pacific, although it has slowed from its post-crisis peaks.