Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. Announces the Closing of the Sale of Mandal General Daatgal LLC

Calgary, Alberta CANADA, Dec 24, 2013 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSX Venture), ("MGG" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of Mandal General Daatgal LLC ("Mandal") by MGG to UMC Capital LLC ("UMC Capital").

Micronesia to Mongolia: A coaching quest

Football may stretch to the four corners of the earth, but in trying to leave a mark on the game a pair of friends from London got closer to the edge of that particular rectangle than most tend to explore.

Kiwi banker freed from Mongolia

After a month detained in sub-zero Mongolia, Christopher Bradley got the best possible Christmas present - he was let out of the country.

Collared goose’s origin traced back to Mongolia

Bangalore: This bar-headed goose is a frequent traveler between India and Mongolia.

Vanishing Clinton adviser reappears as Iran policy player

Washington— Last year, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris.

Second Christmas Without Families For Executives In Mongolia

One American and two Philippine former executives of SouthGobi Resources, a coal mining company, remain under exits bans of 14, 18 and 18 months respectively.

Adviser reappears as Iran policy player

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris.

Courtenay Engelke: Finding friendship, hospitality, enrichment in Mongolia

As a student at Central Bucks East High School, Lehigh University and the University of Pennsylvania, I can't honestly say that I ever planned a future in Mongolia.

Chinese Regime Protects Land Grabs and Abuses in Mongolia

Illegal land grabs and colonization by Chinese farmers and miners, supported by the Chinese Communist (CCP) regime, are the source of human rights problems in Mongolia, said a rights group.

Wildlife photographer talks about trip to Mongolia

PIERRE, S.D. | A South Dakota wildlife photographer says his latest assignment for National Geographic took him to southern Mongolia to capture images of an elusive bear.

Monday, December 23, 2013

University Of California And Mongolian National University Embark On Solar Thermal Research Project

Mongolian National University (MNU) and the University of California (UC) have agreed to cooperate on high-temperature solar thermal technology research in Mongolia in 2014.

D.Ulambayar: No one believed that a young Mongolian man reinvented the mobile phone

The Director of Mongolia-Korea Polytechnic College (MKPC), D.Ulambayar gave an interview during the college’s groundbreaking ceremony about a wide range of issues in Mongolia’s science and education sectors, as well as related social issues.

Mongolia spends 426.5 million MNT for gobi bear protection programs

This year, over 426.5 million MNT was spent for programs designed to protection of the endangered mazaalai (gobi bear).

Guildford Coal Ltd : Financing Facilities Update and Mongolia Haul Road Construction Complete

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT

Goldpoly Announces the Successful Grid Connection of 40MW Solar Power Plants in Inner Mongolia

(PRC, Hong Kong, 20 December 2013) Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (“Goldpoly” or “the Company,” HK stock code: 686, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group “CMNE”), a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, today announced that a 40MW solar power plant project has achieved grid connection.

Kiwi freed from house arrest in Mongolia

A New Zealand man, who had been detained under loose house arrest in Mongolia in a banking dispute, has been released in time for Christmas.

Friday, December 20, 2013

N China Launches People's Armed Police Spring Bud Fund

A launch ceremony for the People's Armed Police Spring Bud Scholarship Fund was held in Selenhot, a city located in Xilin Gol League of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on December 13, 2013.

Kuwait, Mongolia discuss ways for judicial bilateral cooperation

KUWAIT, Dec 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Mongolia Khalid Al-Fadhli met at his office on Thursday with the Mongolian Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Khishigdemberel Temuujin.

Inner Mongolia opens three commuter airports

Three commuter airports in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region started operations on Tuesday.

Vt. Nurse Works With Mongolian Herders

Sas Carey is a registered nurse and holistic healer in Middlebury. For the last 19 years she’s been spending part of the year in Mongolia, working with nomadic herders on health care issues.

Prophecy Coal (V.PCY) confirms Tugalgatai purchase termination – shares jump 41%

Prophecy Coal (TSX-V:PCY, StockForum), a Vancouver-based thermal coal mining and production company operating in Mongolia, released clarifications on their July 18, 2012 news release due to a British Columbia Securities Commission review of said disclosure.

Opposition in Inner Mongolia

While Inner Mongolia rarely experiences the crackdowns or repression of China’s restive western regions, there are those who believe the area, also known as Southern Mongolia to certain human rights groups, suffers greatly under the Chinese Communist Party.

Videos highlight impact of Mongolian mining

The dramatic expansion of Mongolian mine sites from initial diggings to their present size has been captured using satellite imagery for the first time by researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).

Ex-Im Bank Finalizes Agreement for U.S. Export Transaction to Mongolia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (MIAT) participated in a signing ceremony today that finalized the export of a U.S. Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with GE engines to MIAT.

NACO Fuels JSC, subsidiary of Sharyn Gol JSC's announces restart of clean coal operations

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NACO Fuels JSC (MSE:NKT, "Naco") is pleased to announce a successful trial run of its Clean Coal operations in Darkhan plant, producing high-quality smokeless fuels for the Ulaanbaatar city market.

Mongolian ambassador to Turkmenistan accredited

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mongolia provides nomads with solar power

The Mongolian government has taken upon itself to install solar panels on tents in its vast plains where around 800,000 nomads live.

Turquoise Hill says Oyu Tolgoi financing pledges extended

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Monday that parent Rio Tinto had secured extended commitments from the banks that have agreed to finance the underground expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia.

Mongolia: new Samurai bond puts fiscal rules in spotlight

Resouce-rich Mongolia is going back to the international bond market in a push to offset a weakening economic cycle.

Trafigura agrees off-take deal for Oyu Tolgoi mine

* Trafigura to provide financing for huge Mongolia mine
* Gets long-term deal to buy output
* Majority mine owner Rio Tinto wrangling with Mongolia on expansion

Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin Meets with Delegations of Mongolian and Russian Ministries of Foreign Affairs

On December 13, 2013, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin met with Director of the Department of Neighboring Countries of the Mongolian Foreign Ministry Tumurkhuleg Tugsbilguun and Director of the First Asia Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry A.B. Kulik who came to China to attend the Consultation at the Department and Bureau Level of the Foreign Ministries of China, Mongolia and Russia, the first Meeting of the China-Mongolia Boundary Joint Committee, and the 13th Meeting of the China-Russia Boundary Joint Committee.

Trafigura Agrees to Off-Take Deal for Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi; US Palladium Price Falls

Good news for the Oyu Toloi mine… “Commodity trader Trafigura has agreed to provide financing for the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia in exchange for a long-term deal to buy an undisclosed portion of the output, it said on Monday,” reports Reuters.

50MW Guodian Solar Power Plant of PGO Successfully Connected to the Grid

(PRC, Hong Kong, 18 December, 2013) Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (“Goldpoly” or “the Company,” HK stock code: 686, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group “CMNE”) was notified by GD Solar that the 50 MW Guodian Chahaeryouyiqianq solar power plant owned by members of the Photovoltaic Green Ecosystem Organization (“PGO”) in Wulanchabu City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (the 50MW Guodian Chahaeryouyiqianqi solar power plant) has successfully achieved on-grid connection and started electricity generation.

Japanese researcher fears Mongolian nomads suffering from radiation exposure

A Japanese researcher has turned to the nomads of Mongolia to help her document the extent of radioactive contamination in the landlocked Asian nation.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mongolia’s mini zoo makes an appearance in Darkhan

Darkhan residents had a busy weekend at Zaluuchuud Theatre.

IWAM delivers warmth this winter

Last Thursday, members of the International Women’s Association of Mongolia (IWAM) delivered timely donations to new mothers and children living in Darkhan.

Kuwaiti-Mongolian scientific center to be turned over to environment ministry

KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mongolia Khalid Al-Fadhli has met with Mongolian Minister of Environment and Green Development Sanjaasuren Oyun to discuss turning over the the Kuwaiti-Mongolian scientific center to the Ministry of Environment and Green Development.

METI - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of : The Fifth Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Mongolia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

The Fifth Round of the Negotiations for the Japan-Mongolia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from December 16 to 19, and 24, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Gauge dimension

Since choosing the path of democracy and a market economy, we have built an economy dominated by the extractive industry and our minerals such as coal, copper, gold and iron ore have been exported mostly to a single country.

The surprising story of Mongolian shamanism

In 1990, as the Soviet Union was disintegrating, Mongolia, long a satellite of the U.S.S.R., regained its independence.

Waterless World: China’s ever-expanding desert wasteland

NAIMAN QI, INNER MONGOLIA, China — Over the last three years, San Qinghai has had to dig four new wells, each one deeper than the last.

RUS - Aspire Mining signs up Russian customers for Ovoot coking coal

Aspire Mining’s (ASX: AKM) Ovoot Coking Coal Project in Mongolia continues to draw interest with two non-binding Memoranda of Understanding signed with large Russian buyers for up to 1.3 million tonnes per annum of coking coal.

Mongolian fishermen bring their skills to Beijing

BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- A group of 30 Mongolian fishermen are scheduled to be invited to Beijing's Jinhai Lake from January 15 to 23, to practice their traditional winter fishing method, manager of the Jinhai Lake told China.org.cn on Sunday.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

(Review) The Eye of God

THE crash of a US military ­research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia and China triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds – a code-black physics project ­related to the study of dark ­energy that is connected to the birth of our universe.

Pattern hints at bigger snow-clearing costs

By any estimation, Winnipeg does an amazing job of dealing with severe weather and natural disasters.

Asialaw Profiles Highly Recommends LEHMAN, LEE & XU as a Leading Law Firm within its Industry and Across Asia

BEIJING, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asialaw Profiles, the most accessible guide to Asia-Pacific's leading regional and domestic lawyers, has again highly recommended the law firm LEHMAN, LEE & XU. LEHMAN, LEE & XU has been recommended in 2013 and 2014 in special areas that include Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Tax, and Energy & Natural Resources. LEHMAN, LEE & XU, the third largest corporate commercial law firm in the People's Republic of China, adds this prestigious accolade to a collection which includes global honors from Finance Magazine, Dealmakers, Intercontinental Finance, and Corporate INTL Magazine.

Overgrazing turning parts of Mongolian Steppe into desert

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report.

The Rise of the Resource Curse

In many ways Mongolia is an outlier -- an exotic tourist destination filled with windswept deserts, nomads and yurts. It might also be a vision of the world's future.

Howell becomes 'sister city' of Mongolian district

HOWELL – The Township and a district in Mongolia signed a memorandum of understanding to create sister cities between Howell and the Sukhbaatar District on Tuesday.

Life in a Toxic City

What is it like living in Ulaanbaatar?

What is the word? Smoky. Let me start with that.

Though Improving, Mongolia Still Reeling Under Corruption

On Dec. 4, 2013, The Asia Foundation and the Sant Maral Foundation released the third installment of its bi-annual “Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption,” revealing that efforts to curb corruption in what is considered, as some sources put it, one of the world’s most corrupt countries could in fact be working.

Always ready for a big adventure

I'm growing more anxious by the minute. My camel isn't happy either. He opens his mouth and begins to bawl. Is he ready to bolt or fight?

Jatenergy tests convert Mongolian brown coal to semi-coking coal

Jatenergy (ASX: JAT) is on track to pursue its Mongolian coal upgrading plans after testing proved that coals from the country were highly suitable for conversion using Coal Plus technology.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Asia Foundation Releases USAID-Funded Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP)

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, December 9, 2013 — The Independent Authority Against Corruption, The Asia Foundation, the Sant Maral Foundation, and Mercy Corps Mongolia (MCM) today released the Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP) as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia (STAGE) project at the roundtable discussion on the private sector’s anti-corruption initiatives.

Unrelenting Inner Mongolian Herders Expelled From Beijing After Protests

Chinese authorities have expelled a group of Inner Mongolian herders from Beijing after they persistently petitioned officials over the loss of their grazing land in a landmark case, a U.S.-based rights group said Monday.

Sorbic International Books Loss As Inner Mongolia Facility Rebuild Is Abandoned

LONDON (Alliance News) - Chinese sorbic acid producer Sorbic International PLC Tuesday reported a drop in revenues, and a significantly larger loss for the year ended September 30, due to a GBP6.7 million impairment loss, as plans to rebuild its existing facility in Inner Mongolia were abandoned.

UPDATE: Sorbic International Faces Big Short Term Hurdles

LONDON (Alliance News) - Chinese sorbic acid producer Sorbic International PLC is still targeting a doubling of production levels, but its facing short term difficulties due to hurdles being thrown up by local government authorities, non-executive Chairman John McLean told Alliance news Tuesday.

Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, Stanford scientists say

The uplift of two mountain ranges in Central Asia beginning 30 million years ago expanded the Gobi Desert and set Central Asia on its path to extreme aridity, a Stanford study suggests.

Technology Adds Realism to Khaan Quest

ULAANBATAR, Mongolia – This scene was experienced by Korean special operations service members with the Republic of Korea’s 21st Battalion, International Peacekeeping Force, during the the combat lifesaver course, the first of seven training phases they participated in during the field-training exercise portion of Exercise Khaan Quest 2011, at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbatar, Mongolia, Aug. 3.

China Denies Medical Parole For Inner Mongolian Dissident

The family of jailed Inner Mongolian dissident Batzangaa says his health is deteriorating in prison, where he is serving a three-year jail term for "economic crimes," while the couple's eldest daughter is suffering from mental health problems during her father's absence.

European Development Bank Says No to Coal Financing

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will scrap most assistance for coal-fired power plants, joining the World Bank and the U.S. in a retreat from supporting the most polluting fossil fuel.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New book inspires Mongolia visits

Intrepid travellers looking for destinations that are genuinely off the beaten track have been inspired by a new book by the Australian adventurer Tim Cope in which he describes a journey by horseback following in the steps of the legendary Genghis Khan.

Snow Leopard Tours – an amazing tour operator

Snow Leopard Tours offers travellers the chance to discover countries such as Tibet and Mongolia and make unforgettable memories!

Kalmyk Culture Celebrated In Howell

Our House Restaurant has a long history in Howell but it likely held one if its most unique events on Saturday with another longterm staple of the Howell community.

Standard Bank consultant barred from leaving Mongolia

MONGOLIA has placed a travel ban on a New Zealand national, who is consulting for Standard Bank Group, amid an escalation in a dispute with a local firm over a debt repayment.

Africa: Peace Corps Celebrates Global Volunteerism

Washington — On International Volunteer Day, the Peace Corps recognizes and applauds volunteers' commitment to making a difference around the world.

Unrelenting Inner Mongolian Herders Expelled From Beijing After Protests

Chinese authorities have expelled a group of Inner Mongolian herders from Beijing after they persistently petitioned officials over the loss of their grazing land in a landmark case, a U.S.-based rights group said Monday.

Investigation launched after viral video shows soldiers beating new firefighter recruits

Police in China’s northern Inner Mongolia have launched an official investigation into the beating of five newly-recruited firefighters in Wuhai city after a video that showed them being abused by senior soldiers went viral over the weekend, reported China’s Southern Metropolis Daily.

Sorbic Int'l books FY pretax loss of £6.1m

Sorbic Int'l booked a FY pretax loss of £6.1m, from £0.14m a year ago. The result included an impairment provision of £6.7m in respect of the company's inner Mongolia facility.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mission to Mongolia

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND brings us the story of Bishop Wenceslao Padilla and his inspiring journey of faith in the Asian country

An important discovery of marine fossils in the upper part of the Permian Linxi Formation, China

In a recent study, large numbers of bryozoan and other typical marine fossils were discovered for the first time in the thick limestone layers and lenses of the upper part of the Linxi Formation of the Guandi section, Linxi County, eastern Inner Mongolia.

India Globalization initiates production of 66pct iron ore at Inner Mongolian Plant

India Globalization Capital Inc announced that it has commenced wet processing operations to produce high-grade iron ore at the first of its three plants in Inner Mongolia.

MNBC migrates to DVB-T2 with Thomson Video Networks

Video Mongolia Digital Broadcasting (MNBC) has launched Mongolia's first ever DVB-T2 service, using head-end systems from Thomson Video Networks.

Marine Fossils Discovered In Upper Part Of The Permian Linxi Formation, China

In a recent study, large numbers of bryozoan and other typical marine fossils were discovered for the first time in the thick limestone layers and lenses of the upper part of the Linxi Formation of the Guandi section, Linxi County, eastern Inner Mongolia.

Bribery and Bold Statement

“Watch out, or I’ll bury you with money!” yelled a scruffy looking old man at the driver who nearly ran him over, as he carelessly crossed the road while counting a bundle of money drawn from an ATM on the roadside.

Secret to smart government

President Ts.Elbegdorj convened a national consultative meeting titled “From a Big Government to a Smart Government” two weeks ago.

Mongolia reports substantial oil shale resources

Mongolia has over 700bn tonnes of oil shale resources, according to research from the mining ministry.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mongolia to recycle junked cars

Approximately 650,000 vehicles are registered in Mongolia and over 500, or 75 percent of them, have been used for more than ten years.

The Surprising Potential of Mongolian-Myanmar Relations

In November, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj made an official trip to Myanmar as part of his tour of Southeast Asia.

Celebrating 20 years

Adventists in Mongolia celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Adventist baptism in Mongolia in modern times during a ceremony last month at the Central Ulaanbaatar Adventist Church.

Long-Life Ceremony and Vajrabhairava Empowerment for Mongolians

New Delhi, India, 4 December 2013 - The day was just breaking as His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Kempinski Hotel this morning to perform the various preparatory rites for the Vajrabhairava empowerment.

MONGOLIAN CABINET MINISTER DISCUSSES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MONGOLIA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ --

China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-12-5)

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Tianjin Jinhe Bimetal’s 100,000-tpy Aluminum Wire Rod Project Comes Online

SHANGHAI, Dec. 5 (SMM) – Tianjin Jinhe Bimetal Wire Co. put online its 100,000-tpy aluminum wire rod production line recently, Inner Mongolia Daily reported today.

Children in Mongolia experience climate change and extreme cold

In the last couple of weeks my winter coat has become necessary and I’m contemplating gloves.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rio Tinto to meet $2bn cost target – CEO

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh said on Tuesday that the diversified mining group was on track to meet its $2-billion cost cutting target this year, telling an investor seminar in Sydney, Australia, that the company had delivered a $1.8-billion improvement in operating cash costs in the ten months to October.

Rio Tinto to halve capital spending by 2015 in fragile market

Plans to cut capital spending 20 pct a year to $8 bln in 2015

Men's Lifestyle Channel Gears Up for Asian Launch

SINGAPORE: LifeStyle TV (LSTV), a new male-targeted network, is slated to begin rolling out across the Asia Pacific in early 2014, with carriage deals sealed in Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia and the Philippines.

Mei Ah and Playboy Plus Launches Lifestyle TV

HONG KONG – Mei Ah Entertainment and Playboy Plus Entertainment launches Lifestyle TV (LSTV), the first men's lifestyle TV channel in the Asia Pacific, targeting men aged 18 to 38.

First Day of Teachings for Mongolian Buddhists in Delhi

New Delhi, India, 2 December 2013 - A group of 818 Buddhists from Mongolia converged on the Kempinski Ambience Hotel in New Delhi, where they were joined by 60 Koreans and 15 Tibetans to listen to teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Aspire Mining signs up Russian customers for Ovoot coking coal

Aspire Mining’s (ASX: AKM) Ovoot Coking Coal Project in Mongolia continues to draw interest with two non-binding Memoranda of Understanding signed with large Russian buyers for up to 1.3 million tonnes per annum of coking coal.

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. Files its Q3 2013 Financial Statements

Thunder Bay, CANADA, Dec 02, 2013 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSX Venture),announces that on November 29, it filed its third quarter interim financial statements and MD&A on SEDAR.

Kincora Cooper identifies high priority porphyry targets

Kincora Copper’s (CVE:KCC) latest Induced Polarisation (IP) programme has identified a number of targets at its Bronze Fox project in Mongolia, it said today.

Monday, December 2, 2013

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK EXPANDS ITS PARTNERSHIP NETWORK IN MONGOLIA

The International Investment Bank and the Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB) concluded an Agreement on strategic cooperation.

CHINA ADDRESSES COAL OVERCAPACITY

The Chinese government is pursuing policies that will provide relief to struggling coal producers as a result of cheap imports and domestic overproduction.

MONGOLIA, THE UNCONTESTED BUFFER STATE

America’s increasingly active presence in a state historically within Russia’s sphere of influence might actually help solve some of Russia’s most pressing security concerns in Asia.

EAST ASIA’S NEW PEACEMAKER: MONGOLIA?

The past year has heightened some important security landmines in East Asia.

TERRORISTS’ ACCESS TO EXPLOSIVES FOCUS OF OSCE DISCUSSION IN MONGOLIA

A roundtable meeting on hindering terrorists’ access to explosives through better control of explosive chemical precursors of legal use by industry and agriculture took place in Ulaanbaatar on 29 November 2013 with OSCE support, and financial assistance from the Australian government.

Ahn relives gangster episode

Actor Ahn Jae-mo - best known for playing Kim Doo-han, the gangster-turned-politician in the historical drama “Rustic Period” - revealed a shocking event from his past, which also happened to involve gangsters.

World Memory Championships: in numbers

Thousands of facts and figures must be checked to decide who will be crowned World Memory champion of 2013, as England hopes to win its ninth title.

Inner Mongolia drug ring busted, 20 arrests

HOHHOT, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people accused of manufacture and sales of illegal drugs have been arrested in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shaanxi Province, local police announced on Monday.

Chinese firms want to buy coal assets overseas, but on the cheap

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chinese companies are on the hunt to buy overseas coal mines as Beijing's switch to cleaner fuels stokes demand for higher-quality coal produced in countries such as Australia, according to people familiar with the firms' strategies.

Five troupes fight for ticket to New Year show

Well Chinese New Year is still two months away, but anticipation of the Spring Festival Gala has already started.

CNR’s Heavy-Haul Locomotive Helps Transport Coal from Inner Mongolia

On November 27, a heavy-haul AC drive electric locomotive developed by China CNR Corporation made its first run.

First Ever Men’s Lifestyle Channel Signs New Carriage Deals

LSTV launches across Asia Pacific in 2014.

Bonding on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Trees whiz by with shoddy wooden houses occasionally interspersed, the railway car is becoming increasingly tepid and I’m keenly aware it’s been four days since our last shower.

A Veterinary Experience in Mongolia

Arriving in Ulaanbaatar

Inner Mongolia not to approve projects of overcapacity industries

Inner Mongolia will not give green light to new projects of industries with severe overcapacity including steel, cement, electrolytic aluminum and sheet glass from November 24, 2013.

Ajinai brings Mongolian spirit to performance

A band that channels the sounds and feelings of the plains of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ajinai will perform at Yuyintang in Shanghai next Friday.

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings enters agreement to purchase equity stake in solar farm projects

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited said it inked a framework agreement for the acquisition of at least 80% in equity interest in the first batch of solar farm projects of GD Solar Co Ltd, GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd and Forty-Eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp. Goldpoly New Energy is a China-based photovoltaic solar farm operator. The price tag for the deal is HKD 100 million or USD 12.9 million.

Shenzhen Airport Launches New Terminal

The launch of a new 8.5 billion yuan ($1.39 billion) terminal at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport marks this southern Chinese city’s ambition to tap the region’s rapidly growing demand for air traffic.

Mongolia President Tsakhia Elbegdorj wants to cut state firms by one-third

The Mongolian government plans to slash the number of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by one third to encourage private investment and set up a sovereign wealth fund, said Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj yesterday in Hong Kong.

Goldpoly signs Framework Agreement to acquire 195MW solar farm and execute 1st batch projects acquisition within Photovoltaic Green Ecosystem Organiza

HONG KONG and BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited ("Goldpoly" or "the Company," HK stock code: 686, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group "CMNE"),today announced that it entered into a Framework Agreement ("Agreement") with GD Solar Co Ltd ("GD Solar"), GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd ("GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy"), and Forty-eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp ("Forty-eighth Research Institute") to acquire no less than 80% equity interest in their 1st batch solar farm projects.

DW’s flagship channel now available on SkyMedia in Mongolia

Deutsche Welle (DW) is now available to viewers in Mongolia via SkyMedia. DW’s English channel will be broadcast on channel 205.

Mongolia Looks To Stock Trading As Trade With China Sinks, Hopes To Find An Antidote To Declining Fortunes In Coal, Gold Mining

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia – For decades, this remote and fabled region -- known for the 13th century dynasty of Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes, who raided the continent from their base in the country’s windswept, sparsely populated steppes, mountains and deserts -- has relied upon what’s underground to feed its contemporary economy.

L.Gantumur: We will abolish state interference with scientific development

-Minister of Education and Science L.Gantumur grants certificates for four million MNT scholarships to 12 young scientists-

D.Erdenebaatar: I keep unmatched rare artifacts in my safe-deposit box in a bank, this is a tragedy

Unuudur, a Mongolian daily paper, interviewed PhD D.Erdenebaatar, professor at Department of Archeology of Ulaanbaatar University, affiliate of the National University of Mongolia, about archeological science and current condition of Mongolian archeological sector.

Harsh landscape of Gobi Desert yields hidden treasures

This is the conclusion of Janet Landfried’s series of columns on a trip to China and Mongolia.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to collaborate with Chinese company to create Kubuqi Desert Research Institute

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a major Chinese construction and development company, Elion Resources Group of China, to create the Kubuqi Desert Research Institute in Mongolia.

Newera Resources eyes large coking coal deposit in Mongolia

Newera Resources (ASX: NRU) should trade higher alot after revealing results from a mini-sosie seismic survey conducted over sections of its Ulaan Tolgoi coking coal joint venture in Mongolia which indicate it could have a significant deposit on its hands.

Baptisms in Mongolia

Dear President,

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mongolian President Leads Business Mission to Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Nov 28, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj addressed an audience of approximately 200 businesspeople today at a Hong Kong luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings enters agreement to purchase equity stake in solar farm projects

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited said it inked a framework agreement for the acquisition of at least 80% in equity interest in the first batch of solar farm projects of GD Solar Co Ltd, GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd and Forty-Eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp. Goldpoly New Energy is a China-based photovoltaic solar farm operator.

Erenhot-Zamyn-Uud Dedicated Cargo Transport Road in Service

SHANGHAI, Nov 28, 2013 (Menafn - SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) --A dedicated cargo transport road in joint inspection area between China's Erenhot and Mongolia's Zamyn-Uud, which is built with assistance by Inner Mongolia, has come into service.

Excitement mounts for Special Olympics

KIT the Koala helped welcome the Australian Special Olympics team to the Hunter yesterday as they touched down at Newcastle Airport.

China's largest desert freshwater lake shrinking

Hongjiannao Lake, China's largest desert freshwater lake, has been shrinking sharply over the past 13 years, warned local meteorological authorities on Thursday.

Will foreign investors give Mongolia another shot?

Foreign investors abandoned one-time frontier-market darling Mongolia over the past 18 months amid a dispute over a mine development, but the country hopes a resolution and its new investment law can lure them back.

Goldpoly signs Framework Agreement to acquire 195MW solar farm and execute 1st batch projects acquisition within Photovoltaic Green Ecosystem Organiza

HONG KONG and BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited ("Goldpoly" or "the Company," HK stock code: 686, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group "CMNE"),today announced that it entered into a Framework Agreement ("Agreement") with GD Solar Co Ltd ("GD Solar"), GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd ("GUODIAN Inner Mongolia New Energy"), and Forty-eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp ("Forty-eighth Research Institute") to acquire no less than 80% equity interest in their 1st batch solar farm projects.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Market Research Report: Voyager Resources Limited (VOR) - Metals and Mining - Deals and Alliances Profile

26.11.2013 07:14:48 - New Materials market report from GlobalData: "Voyager Resources Limited (VOR) - Metals and Mining - Deals and Alliances Profile"

Mongolia to support gold mining

The Mongolian government pledged Monday to support the gold mining sector.

Russia to Hold Drills with China, Mongolia in 2014

Russia’s Pacific Fleet will participate in the Vigilant Eagle-2014 drill with the Chinese Navy, the spokesman said on Saturday.

State Hospital No.3 opens heart attack and cerebral hemorrhage treatment center

The Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Millennium Challenge Account in Mongolia have jointly completed the “Heart Attack and Cerebral Hemorrhage Project 2010-2013” at State Hospital No.3 recently.

Mongolian president in Singapore on first official visit

Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj is in Singapore on his first official visit. He received a ceremonial welcome at the Istana on Monday morning.

HCM City, Ulan Bator wish to become twin cities

At his talks with visiting Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Ho Chi Minh City mayor expressed his wish that Ho Chi Minh City and the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator should set up a twin relationship.

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. Announces the Sale of Mandal General Daatgal LLC

Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA, November 25, 2013 /FSC/ - Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSX Venture),("MGG" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that UMC Capital LLC ("UMC Capital") has agreed to purchase 100% of Mandal General Daatgal LLC ("Mandal"), subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.

Beijing to stop inappropriate preferential tax programs

Beijing has added more details to its plans to reform the country's taxation system following the conclusion of the high-profile third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which was held on Nov. 9-12.

Mongolia to embrace illegal gold miners

The government of Mongolia, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, signed Monday a deal with the country’s gold producers association, which aims to reduce illegal extraction of the metal by reducing barriers for them to become formal miners, Xinhua reports.

Port Fairy Announce Second Round Of Acts For It’s 2014 Line Up

The Port Fairy Folk Festival has added another 25 acts to its line up, including acts from Mongolia and Ireland.

All Roads Lead to Mongolia for Chairman and CEO of Real Estate Company Mongolia Growth Group

All Roads Lead to Mongolia for Chairman and CEO of Real Estate Company Mongolia Growth Group

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Vietnam to boost cooperation with Mongolia

On November 24, Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia and his delegation on their visit to the City.

Harumafuji takes the Emperors Cup

Mongolian native sumo wrestler, Yokozuna Harumafuji won his 6th Emperor`s Cup after a fight with fellow Yokozuna Hakuho.

Demonstrators gather to protest building on source of drinking water

The new Dunjingarav shopping mall has been the subject of a dispute that around claims that the commercial building was constructed on a source of drinking water for Ulaanbaatar City.

Moscow hosts Mongolia-Russia 17th Intergovernmental Committee

Moscow will host the 17th Intergovernmental Committee meeting on Trade, Economy, Science and Technical Collaboration between Mongolia and Russia on November 26th and 27th, 2013.

Student’s Mission

Life could be seen as a series of moments. Every moment in our life has its reason, distinction and carries a bell that makes a unique sound exclusive for that moment.

Vietnam, New Zealand strengthen defence ties

Vietnam, New Zealand strengthen defence ties

Friday, November 22, 2013

Petro Matad say 2D seismic study acquisition completed in Mongolia

Petro Matad announces that Mongolian geophysical contracting company Khet Co., Ltd (Khet) completed acquisition of 200 km of 2D seismic on Blocks IV and V on 19 November, 2013.

IFC - International Finance Corporation : Mongolian Banks Sign Joint Statement of Commitment for Developing Sustainable Banking Practices in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar city, November 21, 2013: Today, the Mongolian banking sector made a public declaration to jointly promote sustainable banking practices in Mongolia.

Vietnam, Mongolia sign 4 cooperation agreements

During Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj’s visit to Vietnam from November 21-24, the two countries on Thursday issued a joint statement and signed four cooperation deals.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

PRESIDENT MEETS SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF NATIONALITIES OF MYANMAR

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj Tuesday held a meeting with the Speaker of the Upper house of Parliament of Myanmar, Mr Khin Aung Myint.

China major target market for Mongolian organic produce

Mongolian agricultural officials envision their organic meat and vegetables being served on Chinese dinner tables and are looking to foreign investors for help in making this a reality.

DELEGATES OF MONGOLIA MEET FEDERATION COUNCIL OF RUSSIA

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On Tuesday, the Mongolian delegates, led by the Deputy Speaker of parliament L.Tsog, held an extended meeting at the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture, Land tenure, Natural resources and Environment protection of Russian Federation in the frame of the visit.

Five More Projects To Be Implemented In Mongolia Under Japanese Government Programme

ULAANBAATAR (Mongolia), Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Japanese Ambassador to Mongolia, Takenori Shimizu on Wednesday approved five projects to be implemented here under Japanese government financing, Mongolia's MONTSAME news agency reported.

Mongolia state broadcaster gets new playout software

Mongolia’s state-funded broadcaster has ordered new audio automation systems from French software house NETIA.

Hareon Solar Plans $1.6 Billion of Solar Farms in Inner Mongolia

Hareon Solar Technology Co. (600401), a Chinese maker of solar panels, plans to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in 1 gigawatt of solar power projects in China’s northern province of Inner Mongolia.

Petro Matad eyeing two drill targets

Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad (LON:MATD) expects to identify at least two drilling locations from its recent 2D seismic acquisition.

Petro Matad Limited : Operational Update

Petro Matad Limited ("Petro Matad" or the "Company") Operational Update and participation in Hong Kong conference

Myanmar invites Mongolia to make investment in country

Myanmar has invited Mongolia to make investment in various sectors of the country following the enactment of new Foreign Investment Law, state media reported Thursday.

Myanmar, Mongolia issue joint statement on bilateral relations

Myanmar and Mongolia issued a joint statement Thursday as Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj ended his three-day state visit to Myanmar.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Proudly mongolian

Schools in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region are giving students from the Mongolian ethnic group the opportunity to be taught in their mother tongue. Wang Kaihao reports in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia.

Mongolia's Central Bank Predicts Economic Rebound

HONG KONG—Mongolia's economy is set to rebound in 2014, the country's central bank governor said Tuesday, even though foreign investment flows have slowed because of the continuing weakness in coal and copper prices.

Eg River Hydroelectric Power Plant construction approved

During the regular cabinet meeting on November 14, the construction of a 220 MW hydroelectric power plant at Eg River was discussed and members approved the task group that undertake the project construction.

Mongolia to introduce Digital Television System by July 2014

-Digital Television aerials installed at 89 locations across Mongolia-

President of Mongolia : The Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia is participating in the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda

THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION The Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia is participating in the World Economic Forum's Summit on the Global Agenda

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Develo : Mongolia supports SMEs with e-Procurement

Deputy Prime Minister Terbishdagva to meet with top procurement experts

The Four Corners of Mongolia: November's Armchair Travel at the Coronado Senior Center

The Monthly Armchair Travel has established itself as a successful event at the Coronado Senior Center.

Mongolia sees return to 17% growth next year

Mongolia’s economy is set to return to strong growth next year, the Asian nation’s central bank governor said November 19.

Mongolia's new law expected to attract Chinese billions

Mongolia's new law is expected to encourage billions of dollars of Chinese investments, said speakers at the Mongolia 2013 Investment Summit in Hong Kong yesterday.

Viking Ashanti brings Mongolian coal developer into its fold

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Junior gold developer Viking Ashanti has announced a merger with emerging coal developer Auminco Mines.

PLA tested superguns in Inner Mongolia desert: report

Satellite images indicate that China's People's Liberation Army tested two unusually large artillery pieces at a test center for armor and artillery in the desert region of Baotou in Inner Mongolia between two and three years ago, according to an article by Sean O'Connor, a retired intelligence analyst of the US Air Force for the UK-based Jane's Defense Weekly on Nov. 14.

BRIEF-Hareon Solar to invest in Inner Mongolia power project worth around 10 bln yuan

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Hareon Solar Technology Co Ltd

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Inspection reveals pollution problems

Official inspections in key air pollution areas have revealed various problems including excessive industrial emissions, inadequate waste processing and severe pollution on the land.

Erdene Resource Development (T.ERD) completes trenching program on Mongolia project, soars 55%

Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX: T.ERD, Stock Forum) reported significant gold and silver results from the first phase of trenching that was completed earlier this month at the company's Altan Nar gold-polymetallic project in southwest Mongolia.

Modun Resources study returns US$11.50/t cost at Nuurst coal project

Modun Resources (ASX: MOU) has submitted a Feasibility Study for the Nuurst thermal coal project in Mongolia that highlights its low production costs – estimated at US$11.50 per tonne of raw coal.

Japanese films shown at Urguu cinema

Japanese films will be shown at Urguu cinema-2 from today, November 18th, to November 22nd 2013, as part of a film event.

President of European Commission receives honorary doctorate from NUM

At the invitation of the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj, the President of the European Commission, Josй Manuel Barroso, paid an official visit to Mongolia between November 17th and 18th, 2013.

President to build East Asian cooperation

Today President Ts.Elbegdorj departed to conduct state visits in East Asian countries including Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore between November 18th and 29th, 2013.