Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Speculation on a New Government and Factions in the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party (DP) has decided to negotiate with the MPRP-MNDP’s “Justice” coalition on forming a coalition government.

Cougar Energy looking to focus on Asian underground coal gasification projects

Cougar Energy is considering a potential divestment of non-strategic tenements in Australia to focus on its underground coal gasification strategy in Asia.

Foreign Ministry to enhance info control

The Foreign Ministry will carry out an organizational overhaul next Wednesday to strengthen its ability to distribute information about the country abroad, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Friday.

Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker

Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godardas an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday.

No medal for Delpopolo

LONDON -; Nick Delpopolo of Amsterdam will not bring home a medal after being eliminated Monday morning in the Olympic judo competition.

'Discover Mongolia' International Mining Investors' Forum to Take Place in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Over the 30th and 31st of August, 2012

The Organizing Committee of “Discover Mongolia-2012" International Mining Investors' Forum is pleased to announce the conference sessions and this year's sponsors.

From Russia with love

Daniel Craig, the current double-0h-seven Bond, escorted Queen Elizabeth to tape a clip for the London Olympic opening, and a properly suited double jumped into the center of the ceremonial opening.

Delpopolo finishes 7th

LONDON — Nick Delpopolo made a promise he intends to fulfill now that his first Olympic Games are over.

‘Team Toe’ duo drive 10,000 miles to Mongolia for SOS Children

When friends Joe and Tom graduated from University last year, they decided to plan an adventure of a lifetime.

The Proto-Olympics: Mongolia's Weird, Inspiring “Three Games Of Men”

Strange sports are usually very hard to find these days: the ratings indicate that we, collectively, would rather hear someone talk about the NFL than watch, say, a lumberjacking contest or Australian-rules football.

Rio Tinto spends about $1 billion in Ivanhoe issue

--Rio Tinto spends $935 million in Ivanhoe's oversubscribed $1.8 billion rights issue
--The Anglo-Australian mining company now owns 51% stake in Ivanhoe, up from 50.9% before rights issue
--No plans at the moment to boost its equity stake in Ivanhoe
--Rio Tinto has the ability to exercise warrants that would give it a 54.4% stake in Ivanhoe

Hogan Lovells Advises General Electric on Mongolia's First Renewable Energy Independent Power Project

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, July 31 -- Hogan Lovells US issued the following news release:

President of Mongolia opens trading on London Stock Exchange

The FINANCIAL -- His Excellency, The President of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia opened trading on London Stock Exchange in a Market Open Ceremony.

Isaev claims Russia's second judo gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Mansur Isaev won Russia's second judo gold in London in the space of three days on Monday, putting their success on the mat down to an overhaul of the sport in his country.

Monday, July 30, 2012

London 2012: 100 Years Since Gold Medals Were Gold

Nearly 9 tons of metal from Rio Tinto"s Kennecott mine in Utah and its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia were used for the 2012 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals.

Ivanhoe Mines Closes Successful Rights Offering Yielding US$1.8 Billion in Gross Proceeds

Ivanhoe Mines on Friday announced the closing of its recent rights offering, which expired on July 19, 2012, and confirmed the offering generated US$1.8 billion in gross proceeds, which will be used to advance the construction and development of the Oyu Tolgoi Project.

President Elbegdorj meets with the Queen Elizabeth II

The London 2012 Olympics Games are under way, a symbol of peace and brotherhood among nations.

DP group says “impossible to accept” MPP’s proposal

Since today political party groups in the parliament started their regular session.

Main favourite Tsagaanbaatar lost in second round

Mongolian athletes started Olympic games in London unsuccessfully.

Outside APEC: Mongolia or North Korea–which will be called in?

There are two nations in Northeast Asia that remain outside APEC despite their common regional interests with the project.

Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine enters production

The picture shows the first delivery of ore to the primary crusher from the Southern Oyu open-pit mine.

Chaos, shocks as young Georgian wins gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili, the youngest competitor in the event, grabbed Olympic gold in the men's -66kg judo category on Sunday in a tournament spiced with shock results and an extraordinary refereeing volte-face.

Mongol Rally, Day 15: Buoyed by the kindness of strangers

What this world needs is a new kind of army—the army of the kind.
--Cleveland Amory

Architecture firm headquartered in Las Vegas expands to Macau: From sushi bars to casino VIP rooms

From sushi bar décor blended with Mongolian and Japanese cultures to casino VIP rooms incorporated with Feng Shui features, US architect Mr Cray Bauxmont-Flynn and interior designer Ms Nicola Greenaway, are bringing their unique ideas to Macau’s art landscape.

Expats in UB

By Allyson Seaborn-There’s a saying that behind every great man there’s an even greater woman.

Olympics judo favourite Mogushkov loses to Karimov

It was a bad day for the top seeds as Russia's Musa Mogushkov and Bundmaa Munkhbaatar of Mongolia both crashed out early in the Olympic judo competition on Sunday.

London Stock Exchange Group Plc : President of Mongolia opens trading on London Stock Exchange

President of Mongolia opens trading on London Stock Exchange

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Japan hoping to improve judo fortunes

LONDON — Japanese judoka Misato Nakamura is hoping to improve on her bronze medal from the Beijing Games when the competition for her lightweight women's division gets under way on Sunday.

Iran drawn with Philippines in FIBA Asia U18 Championship

Iran has been drawn with Philippines, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia in Group D in the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship which will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from August 17-26.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rainstorms to Hit N.China

China's meteorological authorities on Saturday forecast rainstorms for the nation's northern areas over the next three days and a heat wave in the south.

Senior citizens and table tennis: Now there's a movie

Eighty-four-year-old Sun Lao gracefully put down his paddle after missing the swerving ball.

Olympics-Brazil's Felipe Kitadai won in men's judo 60kg last 32

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's Felipe Kitadai beat Mongolia's Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj in the Olympic men's judo 60kg last 32 at the 2012 London Games on Saturday.

Olympics-Women's judo 48kg last 16 results

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Mongolia's Urantsetseg Munkhbat beat Kazakhstan's Alexandra Podryadova in the Olympic women's Judo 48kg last 16 at the 2012 London Games on Saturday.

Mongolia Seeks to Contain Rising Popular Anger Over Resource Boom

A remarkable transformation is underway in a country where most people were nomadic herders a generation ago.

"JUSTICE" COALITION'S FACTION ELECTS ITS DEPUTY HEAD

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A member of the State Great Khural Z.Bayanselenge has been elected the deputy head of the faction of the "Justice" joint coalition (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party and National Democratic Party).

Prophecy Coal Strengthens Team With New Director and Advisors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Prophecy Coal Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") (TSX:PCY)(OTCQX:PRPCF)(FRANKFURT:1P2) is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Jurisdiction claim upheld for Khan Resources action against Mongolia

MOSCOW, July 27 - RAPSI. An international arbitration tribunal has upheld Khan Resources Inc.’s (Khan) assertion of jurisdiction over a $200 million claim against the Government of Mongolia, according to a press release issued Thursday by Khan.

Rail trails to Nei Menggu

First, geography and history lessons. Meng is Mongolia.

MONGOLIA: CAPITAL RAISING & INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 3 - 5 SEPT. 2012

Frontier's annual conference is the most comprehensive forum on investing in Mongolia.

Prophecy Coal strengthens its team as it seeks to become major coal power producer in Mongolia

Prophecy Coal Corp. (TSE:PCY) Friday announced the addition of some experienced team members to the positions of directors and advisors, making clear its intent to become a big coal energy provider in Mongolia.

Take a lesson from Mongolia

There has been lots of talk lately of Pakistan’s massive and largely untapped mineral potential.

Mongolia: How the Sparsely Populated Land of Genghis Khan Succeeds at the Olympics

When their most famous native son is a 13th century conqueror who amassed the largest land empire in history, it’s not surprising that Mongolians have evolved into a rather sporty bunch.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Questionable Benefits from the Mining Sector

A lot of people have said that Mongolia is at a crossroad.

Partnering Against Corruption Initiative Global (PACI)

Project manager: Arthur Wassuna

This issue is a behavioural issue

Corporate social responsibility of the German companies

A delegation of Mongolian mining companies visited the companies with the best CSR practices in Germany. 

Greatest Mysteries of the World

4. The Phaistos Disk

Gimme some space in UB!

People often ask me here: "Are you a tourist or are you working here?"

Naadam Deviated

These ways of conduct only exist in a monarchy and must not be found in countries with public or representative governance.

THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY

This event unfortunately forced the team to split up. Dhruv was unable to return to the Ukraine as he had already used up his single entry and exit visa, which was all he was allowed being an Indian citizen.

Mysteries of Khajuraho Indian Restaurant

Recently I paid an unplanned visit to a distant and somewhat obscure Indian restaurant on the edge of town: Khajuraho.

Mongolian Airlines launches its second international route from Ulaanbaatar

The private Mongolian carrier Mongolian Airlines launched services from Ulaanbaatar (ULN) to Tokyo Haneda(HND), making the Japanese capital its second international destination following the launch of Hong Kong services just over a month ago.

The Speaker met with ACA officials

Z.Enkhbold, Speaker of the parliament hold yesterday a several meeting officials of MongolBank, General Audit Authority and General Prosecutor Authority.

TRIBUNAL RULES IN FAVOUR OF MONGOLIAN URANIUM DEVELOPER

The United Nations (UN) tribunal has ruled in favour of uranium explorer Khan Resources in a $200-million arbitration case against the government of Mongolia, the TSX-listed company said on Thursday.

GLOBAL RETAIL EXPANSION: KEEPS ON MOVING

Global retail is finally growing into its name and becoming “global.”

Beijing-Baotou Rail Traffic Resumes after Flood

A railway linking Beijing with Baotou, a city in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, reopened Thursday after rain-triggered flooding had left traffic paralyzed since late Wednesday.

Thorney man’s update from trip-of-a-lifetime to Mongolia

A man from Thorney has sent an update on his charity drive to Mongolia.

Petro Matad: Two non- exec directors buy shares

Oil explorer Petro Matad (LON:MATD) revealed that two non-executive directors had today bought shares worth more than £50,000 in the company.

Sharyn Gol JSC Announces the Receipt of All Government Approvals Necessary for Production at the New Open Pit Mine at the Shaazgait Coal Deposit

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, Jul 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sharyn Gol JSC (mse:SHG) ("Sharyn Gol") is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism has accepted its Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the planned new open pit mine at the Shaazgait thermal coal deposit ("Shaazgait").

Air China cleared to launch subsidiary in Inner Mongolia

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has cleared Air China (CA) to launch a subsidiary in Inner Mongolia, paving the way for the Beijing-based carrier to furtherexpand in the North China market.

Tribunal rules in favour of Mongolian uranium developer

TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – The United Nations (UN) tribunal has ruled in favour of uranium explorer Khan Resources in a $200-million arbitration case against the government of Mongolia, the TSX-listed company said on Thursday.

Shoshone Teen Experiences Mongolian Culture

SHOSHONE • Like most years, 15-year-old Colton Horn is spending a lot of time at the Lincoln County Fair this week.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Discover Mongolia" International Mining Investors' Forum to take place in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia over the 30th and 31st of August, 2012

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (July 20, 2012) - The Organizing Committee of "Discover Mongolia-2012" International Mining Investors' Forum is pleased to announce the conference sessions and this year's sponsors.

Independent MPs to establish a committee

July 23 (news.mn) Three independent MPs- S.Ganbaatar, Ts.Davaasuren and Kh.Bolorchuluun, who elected as lawmaker on June 28 announced will establish a commission of independent candidates within the parliament.

Linkedin's Mongolian Mining Sector group's Networking Event

July 23 -- Mongolian Mining Sector Group on Linkedin with Partnership of Iarudi LLC and Mining Gate Mongolia LLC cordially invites you to our first networking event to be held at 7 p.m. on August 3rd, 2012 at Bojangles Restaurant in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.

MMC: DATE OF BOARD MEETING

July 23 (HK:975) The board of directors (the "Board") of Mongolian Mining Corporation (the "Company") hereby announces that a meeting of the Board of the Company will be held on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 for the purpose of, among other matters, considering and approving the interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

Female Lawmakers in Mongolia establish parliamentary group to promote gender equality

ULAN BATOR, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The newly elected female lawmakers of the Mongolian parliament have established a cross-party parliamentary group to address issues related to gender equality and children protecting, local media reported on Monday.

New Coalition Government of Mongolia is about to be formed

July 22 (Business-Mongolia.com) As the result of the National Consulting Committee Conference of Demparty of Mongolia, it made decision to enter in coalition with "Justice Coalition", MPRP and National Democratic Party of Mongolia, and Civil Will Green Party.Justice Coalition will form 25% of the Cabinet, while Demparty and CWGP jointly compose 75% of the Cabinet.

Asia Coal: Annual Report 2011/12

July 23, Asia Coal Limited (HK:835) --

Guildford Increases Stake in Terra Energy and White Mountain

July 23, Guildford Coal Limited (ASX:GUF) --

Voyager: RESPONSE TO ASX PRICE AND VOLUME QUERY

July 23, Voyager Resources Limited (ASX:VOR) --

Joint exhibition of 3 artists

Tsagaandarium art gallery presenting a joint exhibition of latest works-modern and realist paintings Of Union of Mongolian Artist"s (UMA) member, UMA prize winner artist Orshikh Darambazar,UMA member, "Blue Sun" Contemporary Art Center"s member artist Zagd Usukhbayar and UMA member, "Blue Sun" Contemporary Art Center"s consul member artist Sambuu Mashbat.

The Constitutional court took a final decision over N.Enkhbayar’s petition

The Constitutional court of Mongolia took a final decision regarding former president Nambar Enkhbayar’s petition.

MPP renewed leader and governing board

Plenum of Mongolian People’s Party ended yesterday after two days session.

State Property committee has new chairman

The government meeting of July 25 did two appointments.

AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRIA MEETS MS. GOTTEMOELLER

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Austria J.Enkhsaikhan met with Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, an acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC), in Vienna, Austria.

ESCAP PERMANENT REP PRESENTS LETTER OF CREDENCE

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Thailand and the Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Ch.Battomor presented on Monday a letter of credence to Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, the ESCAP Executive Secretary.

CAPITAL BANK WANTS TO ISSUE MORTGAGE LOANS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ At the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of Finance D.Khayankhyarvaa introduced a proposal from the Capital Bank on cooperating in granting a six-percent interest mortgage loan to low- and middle-income people.

PROGRAMME ON CRIMES PREVENTION APPROVED

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The cabinet meeting on Wednesday approved an anti-crime prevention information and advertisement programme and its measures.

FIRE FIGHTING UNIT TO BE SET UP IN BERKH TOWN

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The #42 fire fighting unit of third-class will be set up in Berkh town of Khentii aimag. The cabinet will issue a related resolution.

CABINET MEETING IN BRIEF

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ On Wednesday, the cabinet decided to appoint Ts.Nanzaddorj the head of the State Property Committee (SPC) replacing by him B.Zayabal, a temporary acting head of the SPC.

INT'L SYMPOSIUM ON MONGOLIAN HISTORY RUNS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ An international symposium themed "Chingis Khaan and Mongolian Empire--history, culture and legacy" started on Tuesday in the Mongolia-Japan center.

TRAINING ON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEDIA

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Nuclear Energy Authority and the "Mon-Ame" scientific center will co-organize a training-seminar for journalists themed "Nuclear technologies usage: present and future" on July 27-28.

MPP APPOINTS ITS SECRETARIES

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian People's Party (MPP) elected its regular and non-staff secretaries during the 6th Conference on Wednesday.

SPEAKER RECEIVES NAT'L AUDIT OFFICE LEADERS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Parliament Speaker Z.Enkhbold received on Wednesday authorities of the National Audit Office (NAO).

Z.ENKHBOLD MEETS HEADS OF MONGOLBANK AND NSO

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Z.Enkhbold, the Speaker, has received congratulations from the president of the Bank of Mongolia (BoM) L.Purevdorj.

"JUSTICE" COALITION'S FACTION ELECTS ITS DEPUTY HEAD

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A member of the State Great Khural Z.Bayanselenge has been elected the deputy head of the faction of the "Justice" joint coalition (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party and National Democratic Party).

PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR LONDON

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ On Thursday morning, the State Head Ts.Elbegdorj left for the United Kingdom to attend an opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

G.ZANDANSHATAR BECOMES MPP SECRETARY-GENERAL

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A parliament member G.Zandanshatar was elected the secretary-general of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP) at the party's conference on Wednesday.

General Prosecutor Office and GEC Congratulate Speaker

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Authorities of the General Election Commission (GEC) have congratulated Z.Enkhbold on becoming the Speaker of Parliament.

MONTSAME IS TO COLLABORATE WITH "TIVICOM" TV

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The MONTSAME news agency has established a cooperation contract with the Tivicom limited-liability community of the Russian Buryatia Republic.

TROUBLE IN KYRGYZSTAN — CENTERRA’S KUMTOR GOLD MINE IS UNDER POLITICAL ATTACK

Few Canadians have heard of Kyrgyzstan, and fewer still could find it on a map.

Mongolia Strikes It Rich, But at What Cost?

If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.

Mongolia's relationship status with China? Complicated

In today's harsh economic climate, most countries are falling over themselves to attract Chinese investment.

You Can Bet On These Two Clear Trends

(By Chris Mayer) One of the great growth global trends going on in the world is the growth in air traffic. And there is any easy way to play it, without owning an airline…

London boasts most expensive medals

LONDON - The eight tons of gold, silver and copper unearthed from mines in Mongolia and Utah and now under guard at the Tower of London is the largest ever haul used to make Olympic medals.

Fiji in world final

THE 62nd Miss World Beauty Pageant officially opened in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday night.

China Rainstorm Halts Beijing-Baotou Rail Traffic, Xinhua Says

A rainstorm flooded a section of the railway linking Beijing and Baotou city in Inner Mongolia and delayed 24 trains, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing railway authorities.

Former Mongolian ruling party leader resigns after election loss

Mongolian People's Party (MPP) chairman Sukhbaatar Batbold has resigned following the ruling party's recent election loss, blaming a split as the main cause of the defeat.

Mongolia, one of the fastest growing frontier markets

Bailey McCann, Opalesue New York:

Gateway to the grasslands

While Hohhot has plenty of history, it's also coming of age.

Mongolia To Host East Asia Children's Performing Arts Festival In August

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, July 26 (Bernama) -- The Children's Performing Arts Festival in East Asia will be held from August 21 to 26 here on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Mongolia's becoming a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organsation (UNESCO).

On safari in Inner Mongolia

Gegentala Grassland promises dazzling landscapes, fresh air and timeless entertainments. Now's the time to visit, Jules Quartly reports.

Mongolia's Treasure Trove

When I was invited as a U.S. representative to the Asian Development Bank to speak at the 1991 opening of the Mongolian Stock Exchange, I expected a frontier adventure, as the country had just broken free from Russia to form a fledgling democracy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES Z.ENKHBOLD

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The President Ts.Elbegdorj received on Tuesday Z.Enkhbold and congratulated him on being elected the Speaker of the State Great Khural.

PRESIDENT MEETS AMBASSADOR OF TURKEY

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The President Ts.Elbegdorj received the credentials from the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia Mr. Mustafa Sarnic on Tuesday.

Speaker Starts His Job

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The first plenary meeting of the parliamentary session continued afternoon after electing the new Speaker of the State Great Khural.

MPP: Election of Speaker Is Illegal

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian People's Party considers that the election of a new Speaker has breached the Constitution of Mongolia and a law on parliament.

O.ENKHTUVSHIN BECOMES MPP CHAIRMAN


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A parliamentarin O.Enkhtuvshin has been elected the chairman of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP).

Our ambassador for beauty in China

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: Rochelle Minors was raised to never let challenges and adversity hold her back from achieving her dreams, according to her parents.

KINCORA COPPER CLOSES CONVERTIBLE NOTE PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING

Vancouver-based Kincora Copper (CVE:KCC) announced late Monday the completion of its non-brokered private placement offering with Origo Partners of a convertible note of up to $2.5 million due and payable in three years.

Mongol Rally, Day 10: Craziness is in the eye of the beholder

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
— G. K. Chesterton

SouthGobi files dispute against government

SouthGobi Resources Mongolian subsidiary SouthGobi Sands has launched an investment dispute against the Mongolian government, citing the Mineral Resources Authority failed to execute its pre-mining agreements covering the Zag Suuj and Soumber coal deposits.

Chevrolet Aveo sets out on a 9,000 miles challenge around Mongolia

Chevrolet has recently flagged off a modified Aveo on a 9,000 mile trip to Mongolia, starting from the Good Wood test track with no backup and no support whatsoever.

Mongolian self-coached swimmer enjoys Olympic show

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- For Mongolian self-coached swimmer Tamir Andryei, a berth at London Olympics was just like what eight gold medals means to U.S. prodigy Michael Phelps.

Air China's Inner Mongolia subsidiary approved

BEIJING -- China's civil aviation administration on Tuesday said it has approved the establishment of a regional subsidiary of the country's flag carrier Air China, based in Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

London boasts most expensive Olympic medals

The eight tons of gold, silver and copper unearthed from mines in Mongolia and Utah and now under guard at the Tower of London is the largest ever haul used to make Olympic medals.

MINING BOOM TO PEAK, SLOWDOWN AHEAD–DELOITTE ACCESS

A report by one of Australia’s leading private-sector economic forecasters says the mining investment boom is about to peak and a slowdown is on the horizon within the next two years.

CHINA SHADOW BANKERS GO ONLINE AS PEER-TO-PEER SITES BOOM

Jack Qiu, spending evenings in front of his laptop in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, is earning the best returns of his life: 14.2 percent on an annualized basis in just two months.

SKYPE WON’T SAY WHETHER IT CAN EAVESDROP ON YOUR CONVERSATIONS

New surveillance laws being proposed in countries from the United States to Australia would force makers of online chat software to build in backdoors for wiretapping.

Mineral wealth leads to Mongolia’s gold rush

Three kinds of foreigners, they say, prowl the world’s energy frontiers: missionaries, misfits and mercenaries. 

A sound memory

I rather like buying souvenirs of my trips overseas because even years later looking at the bronze buffalo from the United States, the wooden Buddha from Laos, the bronze King of the Nats from Burma, the carved crocodile tooth from Papua New Guinea or the eagle and beaver totem pole from Canada can bring back a lot of marvellous memories.

How the Search for Genghis Khan Helped the United Nations Map Refugees in Somalia

National Geographic has been exploring new worlds for well over a hundred years.

Altan Rio Completes Onon Project Earn-In

VANCOUVER, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Altan Rio Minerals Limited, TSX.V: AMO ("Altan Rio" or the "Company") announces today that the earn-in for 90% ownership in one of the Onon epithermal gold project ("Onon") tenements in northeastern Mongolia, as referred to in the Company's July 10th, 2012 announcement, is now complete.

Soft coal prices create excess supply

Thailand's top coal miner Banpu has suspended up to US$600 million of its four-year investment plan and lowered its production target by 10% due to softening coal prices.

China Storms Destroy Some Crops, Securities News Reports

Rainstorms in China last week destroyed crops in the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan, the Shanghai Securities News reported, citing Mao Liuxi, a deputy director of the China Meteorological Administration’s Agricultural Meteorological Center.

Mongolia Energy Corp : Notice of Annual General Meeting

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

Mongolian toddler receives eye cancer surgery in Seoul

A two-year-old Mongolian boy received surgery here to remove cancer in his eye, opening a new chapter in his life.

Coalition takes over at crucial time in Mongolia's development

Three weeks after winning 31 out of 76 seats in the Mongolian parliamentary elections on June 28, the Democratic Party (DP) said it has formed a coalition with a number of smaller parties in order to secure a majority.

Untapping Mongolia's Mineral Riches

When I was invited as a U.S. representative to the Asian Development Bank to speak at the 1991 opening of the Mongolian Stock Exchange, I expected a frontier adventure, as the country had just broken free from Russia to form a fledgling democracy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chinese Lithium Market Action Convinces NVMN to Acquire Additional Mining Product While in Asia

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nova Mining Corp. /quotes/zigman/6984863/quotes/nls/nvmn NVMN -6.67% : Successful price negotiations in China have persuaded Company President James Dilger to quickly detour to Mongolia to pursue additional lithium mining prospects as well as overseeing current business with Mongolian National Mining Consultants Limited (MNMC).

Mongolia to intensify efforts to develop tourism

Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said Monday that his country will make more efforts to develop the tourism industry.

In Mongolia, Climate Change and Mining Boom Threaten National Identity

Mongolia, a vast, sparsely populated country almost as large as Western Europe, is at once strikingly poor and strikingly rich.

Loveland graduate awarded Fulbright scholarship in Mongolia

LOVELAND - Lisa Dompier of Loveland is about to spend 10 months in a place of tradition, with a strong sense of family, and a mixture of modern homes and nomadic gers.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Miss Fiji settles well in Ordos

Miss World Fiji (MWF) Koini Vakaloloma has settled well in the 62nd Miss World finals which is currently underway in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia, China.

Beijing's heaviest rain in 6 decades kills at least 10 people; 10 killed elsewhere in storms

BEIJING, China - The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in six decades killed at least 10 people and left cars and buses submerged, and 10 other storm deaths were reported elsewhere as China braced Sunday for more downpours.

Singapore's APB shares jump to record, below Heineken's offer price

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Shares of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd jumped to a record after Dutch brewer Heineken NV launched a $6 billion bid to take over the Singapore maker of Tiger Beer to strengthen its foothold in the fast-growing region.

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Spreads wider on euro zone jitters; volumes thin

HONG KONG, July 23 (IFR) - Asian credit spreads blew out on Monday as prices were marked wider on eurozone-related jitters amid thin volumes.

Travel destination: Mongolia offers hospitable nomads, unrivaled quiet

DALANZADGAD, Mongolia – It was lunchtime on the steppe in Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country on Earth.

Youth delegates shame India, harass women in China

The visit was supposed to be an opportunity for 100 young Indians from different parts of the country to get a glimpse of China and project the soft power of an emerging, young India.

Aspire Mining Limited (ASX:AKM) Appoints Ovoot Project Director

Aspire Mining Limited (ASX:AKM) is pleased to welcome Mr James Benson to its senior management team, having been recently appointed as Ovoot's Project Director.

Endangered snow leopards find hope in protective hands

IT WAS near midnight, high in the Tost Mountains of the wild South Gobi region, Mongolia.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chasing Ghengis Khan

July 18 (Mongolian Climate, Ecology & Culture Blog) People have been looking for 800 years. Looking for Chinggis Khaan, né Ghengis Khan.

UPDATE ON OYUT TOLGOI COPPER PROJECT IN NORTHWEST MONGOLIA

On 9 July 2012 General Mining Corporation Ltd (GMM) announced that, through its wholly owned Mongolian subsidiary, Golden Cross LLC, it had secured a joint venture on the Oyut Tolgoi (not to be confused with Oyu Tolgoi in the south of Mongolia) Copper Project, which project adjoins licences GMM presently holds.

Ivanhoe Mines Successfully Completes Rights Offering

Early Results Indicate Approximately 100% of Available Common SharesSubscribed, Generating US$1.8 Billion in Gross Proceeds

TYRANNOSAURUS BATAAR IS TO BE DELIVERED INTO MONGOLIA BY U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT

July 19 (InfoMongolia) the US lawyer Robert Painter, who is defending the Mongolian side in the case regarding the "Tyrannosaurus Bataar" dinosaur skeleton that had been sold at an American auction, has held a press conference at the Civil Hallunder the President of Mongolia.

“Education and Development”

July 20 (UB Post - Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University)

Memorandum of coalition government signs

July 20 (english.news.mn) Three day negotiation between DP and Justice coalition ended yesterday. 

China's Grungy Ambassadors to Mongolia

July 19 (The Walt Street Journal – Ron Gluckman ) Could a Chinese rock band help resolve millennium-old tensions?

FMG Mongolia Fund lost 2.8% in June

July 18 (FMG Mongolia Fund) June was an important month forMongolia as elections took place on June 28th.

BILATERAL TREATY MAY BE SOLUTION TO MONGOLIAN STALEMATE

July 17 (allens.com.au) In brief: Partner David Wenger (view CV) and Senior Associates Anthony Lepere and John Koshy look at a major resources company's significant announcement that it has filed a notice of investment dispute on the Mongolian Government under the bilateral investment treaty between Singapore and Mongolia.

Is there a real estate bubble in Mongolia?

July 18 (CRBE Kazakhstan, Almaty Office and InvestKZ.com) Over the past decade, cheap credit and rising commodity prices in resource rich emerging economies across the world have caused real estate prices to soar in the urban centers of these frontier market countries.

TEXT-Fitch Revises Winsway's Outlook to Negative on Profit Warning

(The following was released by the rating agency)

GIEWS Country Briefs – Mongolia

July 11 (FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture)
Reference Date: 11-July-2012

Euromoney magazine named Khan Bank as the “Best Bank” in Mongolia

July 10 (Khan Bank) Khan Bank has been named as the “ Best Bank “ in Mongolia by the world leading magazine named Euromoney in its Awards for Excellence 2012.

Conclusion of Kharkhorin Main Hospital Water Purification Project - Mongolia

July 17 (Appropriate Projects-Nicholas Swope) The project was to purchase and install a four-filter water purification system to provide safe water for the hospital.

MPP scheduled a plenum on July 24

MPP group in the parliament held a meeting today. According to the N.Enkhbold, head of MPP’s in the parliament Leading commission of MPP demand to call MPP’s plenum as soon as possible. 

Italian Visa Centre in Mongolia

As part of the strengthening of bilateral relations with Mongolia, in order to provide better service to tourists, students and entrepreneurs who wish to visit Italy, the Embassy of Italy in Beijing has opened a Visa Center in Ulaanbaatar.

Tarbasaurus bataar will return together

If any other subject not complain Tarbasaurus bataar will be return to Mongolia within the two three months said lawyer Robert Panter yesterday to the journalists.

MPP demands negotiation, session broke

The negotiation between Democratic Party (DP) and Justice coalition ended yesterday and today, on July 20 decided to continue plenary session of new parliament.

Miss World PH Queneerich Rehman Off To Ordos, Gets Pointers On Q&A Portion

MANILA, Philippines — Miss World Philippines 2012 Queneerich Rehman has one big question to think about for a month leading to the Miss World Pageant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China: “Why do you deserve to be Miss World?”

1,000 herdsmen trapped in Inner Mongolia's snowstorm

One of the heaviest snowstorms in 30 years has led to at least 1,000 herdsmen being trapped in the interior of China's Inner Mongolia region, a media report said Saturday.

China storms kill 20, including 10 in Beijing

BEIJING -- The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in six decades killed at least 10 people and left cars and buses submerged, and 10 other storm deaths were reported elsewhere as China braced Sunday for more downpours.

Mongolia's mining boom bringing prosperity — but not to all

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — Three kinds of foreigners, they say, prowl the world's energy frontiers: missionaries, misfits and mercenaries.

China alerts rainstorms for East and Southwest

BEIJING - China's national observatory issued Sunday an orange alert for rainstorms expected to hit the country's eastern and southwestern regions over the coming 24 hours.

Inner Mongolia steel products output inH1 2012 up by 23pct

It is reported that in the first half of 2012, steel products output in Inner Mongolia hit 8.225 million tonnes, 22.6% higher over prior year accounting for 1.8% of national total output of 467.444 million tonnes.

Mongol Rally, Day 8: Trouble takes a break -- maybe

Some say I began my traveling as a way of running from my problems.

SUMO/ Harumafuji takes historic showdown over Hakuho on final day

Ozeki Harumafuji won the first final-day showdown between an unbeaten ozeki and yokozuna--and the first duel of unbeaten wrestlers on the final day in 29 years--by pushing Mongolian compatriot Hakuho out of the ring at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 22.

London Summer Olympics medal projections

Medal projections for the 2012 London Olympics, compiled from predictions by the staff of The Associated Press:

$85M loan will aid development of Mongolia's first wind farm

Mongolia's first wind project secured an $85 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Netherlands Development Finance.

North Korea's ports Mongolia's gateway

Beijing: Mongolia sees North Korea's ports as the gateway for shipping its mineral resources, taking advantage of "very good relations" between the two countries, Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold said.

China’s Communist Elders Take Backroom Intrigue Beachside

BEIDAIHE, China — Clutching a wooden cane and aided by an entourage of young people, the old man in a black silk shirt and matching shorts hobbled up the stairs to Kiessling, a decades-old Austrian restaurant not far from the teeming beaches of this seaside resort.

Heineken bids for share of Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, July 21 (UPI) -- Dutch brewing company Heineken said it made a $4.1 billion bid to buy 40 percent of Asia Pacific Breweries, which operates 30 breweries across Asia.

Immigration authorities arrest 44 in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Immigration authorities say they arrested 44 men in the Chicago area during a recent five-day operation.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MPP BREAKS ITS SILENCE

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Premier S.Batbold has said the party's Conference must be urgently convened in order to hold the party's heads liable for the recent parliament election results and to select the new leaders.