Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mongolian aid mission

MONGOLIA is a long way from his Maleny home, but Chinese medicine practitioner Anthony Brown is up for a challenge.

Mongolia Equipment Rental Co adds to management team

Michael Telford, a US finance specialist with experience in developing markets, has been appointed executive vice president of Mongolia Equipment Rental Corp (MERC).

Direct flights favorable to development of Taiwan, Mongolia

Ulaan Chab, Inner Mongolia, July 26 (CNA) A direct flight route between Taipei and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, which was launched in June, will help boost the tourism industry on both sides and facilitate the development of Taiwanese businesses in northern China's Autonomous Region, a chief Taiwanese negotiator with China said on Friday.

Soc of Vert Paleontology members awarded by Mongolia for role in repatriation of stolen fossils

It is not often that vertebrate paleontologists get awarded government medals.

HERC Franchise in Mongolia Appoints Executive Vice President

Consolidation Services Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary in Mongolia, Mongolia Equipment Rental Corp., hired Michael Telford to serve as executive vice president of the company, effective Aug. 1st.

Kiwi rider follows hoofsteps of Genghis Khan in charity ride across Mongolia

A New Zealand woman will race 1000km across Mongolia on horseback next month - and hopes to complete the mammoth charity ride in less than a week.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Cameron McRae, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group’s Oyu Tolgoi LLC, plans to step down from his job, three years after taking control of Mongolia’s biggest company, according to a person familiar with the matter.


What has been going on in Mongolia is unbelievable, and it has been on my mind ever since it began.


Walk into your local liquor store and head to the vodka section. What do you see?

Draig Resources adds stake in Trinity to Mongolian interests

Draig Resources (ASX: DRG) is focused on emerging coal projects in the under-explored and resource rich country of Mongolia, and has acquired a 16% interest in Trinity Mongolia Pty Ltd - which is a private Australian company.

Consolidation Services Inc and Mongolia Equipment Rental Corporation Announce the Appointment of Michael Telford as Executive Vice President

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Inner Mongolia: Chinese Coal Giant Is Causing Severe Desertification

Geenpeace investigation accuses one of largest Chinese coal company of overexploiting groundwater and illegally discharging toxic industrial wastewater in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Former Ambassador's Book Tracks US Ties With Mongolia

Though he's no longer in the thick of the relationship, former U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Addleton has literally written the book on diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Mongolia since 1987.

First wind energy system in Mongolia goes live

Mongolia embraces wind energy

Inner Mongolia Property Mogul Bites the Dust

Bayan Nur is a city nestled in the crook of a crescent-shaped valley, between the Yellow River and a desert, and surrounded by productive farms.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mongolia’s First Siegfried

Ballet dancers E.Oyun and E.Oyunbat took the leading roles when Swan Lake ballet was first staged in Mongolia in 1975.

Border guards mark their 80th anniversary

The 80th anniversary of the Border Protection Service Organization in Mongolia took place last week.

Foundation laid for the new National Blood Transfusion and Research Center

The Mongolian Government and Ministry of Health have decided to establish a new, earthquake resistant building for the National Blood Transfusion and Research Center, capable of storing and supplying enough blood for the people of Mongolia, at the financing of 2.9 billion MNT.

Smart City program to create a safe and healthy environment

Ulaanbaatar City Administration is planning to implement a “Smart City” program to create a safe and healthy environment for its citizens, improve the quality of life, provide state services to citizens in a more efficient way, and increase citizens participation in formulating state policies.

Hakuho M.Davaajargal Gains Third Highest Level as Sumo Wrestler

Yokozuna-titled “Hakuho” M.Davaajargal, State Honored Mongolian Sportsman and Japanese sumo wrestler, won the Japanese Emperor’s Cup for professional sumo.

Junior Wrestlers Featured in Asian Wrestling Championship

The Asian Juniors Championship for freestyle wrestling will take place at the “Buyant Ukhaa” Sports Palace on July 25 to 28.

Art of Ballet to be Eternized on Screen by D.Altankhuyag

A film production is being created for the first time that shows the development of Mongolian ballet.

17th International Marathon 2013 Mongolia

The Steppe Marathon, or 17th International Marathon commenced at 2pm on 21st July near Tsonjin Boldog, the giant Chinggis Khaan statue.

1st Gencap Active ETF To Focus On Mongolia

Gencap, the firm behind the FactorShares ETFs that brings funds to market on behalf of third-party clients, updated its regulatory paperwork seeking permission to offer active funds.

Indra improves Mongolian air traffic management

MADRID, July 24 (UPI) -- Indra, a Spanish consultancy and technology firm, is helping Mongolia improve airspace surveillance and air traffic control.

Photo exhibition of Mongolia’s lost monasteries

A black and white photo exhibition, “Mongolian monasteries and temples in the early 20th century” opened at Blue Moon Art Gallery on July 22.

Angarag Sandag is first Maccabiah athlete from Mongolia

Regardless of what he accomplishes on the tennis court, Angarag Sandag already has made history: He is the first athlete from Mongolia to compete in the Maccabiah Games.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mongolian Chess Players Compete in World Chess Olympiad

Teen chess players from Mongolia have been successfully competing in the World Chess Olympiad being held in Chongqing, People Republic of China from 21-30 July, 2013.

Mon Robot Competition Begins

The Mon Robot competition, designed to improve students’ technical planning, began at the Nairamdal Center on the July 23.

Mongolians to Join the 9th World Games with Sumo and Gymnastics

On July 25, the 9th edition of The World Games in Cali, Colombia, will begin with a spectacular opening ceremony in the Pascual Guerrero stadium in front of more than 35,000 spectators.


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Belarus, Mongolia to hold talks on abolition of visas

MINSK, 23 July (BelTA) - President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree on 23 July to approve the draft intergovernmental agreement with Mongolia on abolition of visas between the two states as a basis for further talks, BelTA learned from the president’s press service.

Maleny medic is taking medicine to Mongolia

MONGOLIA is a long way from his Maleny home, but Chinese medicine practitioner Anthony Brown is ready for a challenge.

Mongolian and Japanese calligraphers come together

Mongolian and Japanese calligraphers opened a calligraphy exhibition at the Mongolian National Art Gallery on July 22.

Caffe Bene Inks Deal to Plant Flag in Mongolia, Cambodia

Caffe Bene will expand its business into Mongolia and Cambodia after the U.S. and China.

Mongolia’s war against corruption

Recently, Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer surveyed that 86% of the residents think that government officials are corrupt ranking Mongolia into second place after Liberia.

Mongolia does not want the project financing

Business-Mongolia exclusively covered issues revolving around the world renowned Oyu tolgoi.

Nadam Festival commemorating Genghis Khan opens in Inner Mongolia

A Nadam Festival in memory of Genghis Khan kicked off Thursday in Ordos, North China'sInner Mongolia autonomous region.

N. Koreans nabbed for smuggling medicine in Mongolia

SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- North Koreans carrying diplomatic passports were caught smuggling medicine by Mongolian customs officials, a report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

T.Nurmaajav: I wanted to paint a mother’s love when I give birth

The artist T.Nurmaajav completes her life with color and paint.

G.Otgontsetseg earned silver medal

As you know the “Grand Slam” competition of judo of the International Judo Federation took place in Moscow, Russia.

N.Tuvshinbayar’s kimono cost to 3.2 million MNT

First Olimpic Games N.Tuvshinbayar and first world champion of Judo Kh.Tsgaanbaatar involved thier kimonos in auction which have worn in Olimpic Games to donate treatment fee of a girl B.Tanan, suffering from cancer.

“Borgio Cup 2013″ competition starts

Mongolian Football Federation and its official partner “APU” company jointly organizes “Borgio Cup” annually.

Hollywood apologizes for using traditional Mongolian script in Iron Man 3

The Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, sent an official letter to the President of Marvel Entertainment, Kevin Feige, protesting the use of traditional Mongolian script in the movie Iron Man 3.

Ikh Khurd 2013 winners

On July 20th the Ikh Khurd 6 horse race for the best horses in Mongolia took place in Kharkhorn sum, Uvurkhangai aimag.

Electricity prices to increase

The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia announced that from 5th August 2013 electricity prices will be increased.

Inner Mongolia First Machinery to Complete 4,100 tpy Aluminium Alloy Plant by Dec.

SHANGHAI, Jul. 23 (SMM) - Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group is scheduled to complete an aluminium alloy plant by this year’s end, setting the trend of more such facilities being built in the region.

Harsh Beauty Hides Tough Reality of Mongolia

Can you imagine what life would be like living on a rubbish tip?

Moody's adjusts country ceilings for Thailand, Oman and Mongolia

Singapore, July 22, 2013 -- Moody's Investors Service has today adjusted the local currency (LC) country risk and foreign currency (FC) bond and deposit ceilings for Thailand, Oman, and Mongolia. The sovereign bond ratings are not affected by the changes in the ceilings.

River Diversion Project Spells Disaster

SELENGE PROVINCE, Mongolia, Jul 19 2013 (IPS) - Tsetseghkorol, a Mongolian herder, stares out nostalgically at the Orkhon River, the longest in the country.

N. Koreans nabbed for smuggling medicine in Mongolia

SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- North Koreans carrying diplomatic passports were caught smuggling medicine by Mongolian customs officials, a report said Tuesday.

Dozen Arrested After Inner Mongolian Herders Clash With Police

About a dozen ethnic Mongolians were arrested and several others injured in weekend clashes with police after a herder was assaulted by a group of drunken Han Chinese in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, an overseas rights group said Monday.

1st Mongolian Wind Farm (Al Jazeera Video)

Two statements in the video were most interesting to me.

Diverse industries boost GDP

Though Mongolian gross domestic product (GDP) growth has been slow, the influence of sub-sectors on general GDP growth has increased according to a study done in late 2012.

Employment for crime victims

The Minister of Labor adopted a regulation for the “Employment of human trafficking victims and occupational training service”.

Footballer Fabio Cannavaro to come to Mongolia

The best defender and 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year, Italian Fabio Cannavaro, is to visit Mongolia as a representative of the annual Asian “Tiger Street Football” festival on September 7 and 8.

Search conducted at former president N.Enkhbayar’s house

In the ongoing investigation of T.Bilegt, former chief of the Ulaanbaatar City Representative’s Council, officers from the Investigation Division (ID) of the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) have conducted searches at numerous people’s homes.

State Specialized Inspection Agency reports its performance

Deputy Minister of Mongolia, D.Terbishdagva, recently met with administrators of the State Specialized Inspection Agency (SSIA) and other agencies under the jurisdiction of the SSIA, and presented with performance reports for the first half of 2013.

Selbe river recovery project temporarily halted

A project to increase the flow of the Selbe River and upgrade its surrounding area began two years ago.

New maternal hospital at 65 percent completion

Currently, a new maternal hospital with 300 beds is under construction on 2.4 hectares of land provided by the ordinance of the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor on March 21, 2012, at 10th khoroo of Khan-Uul District.


The artist G.Norovragchaa cannot be limited by any narrowly defined fine art categories while he is creating his work.

Judokas left for Grand Slam

“Grand Slam” competition of judo of International Judo Federation will take place at Moscow, Russian Federation on July 20 and 21.

Prime Minister examines south road construction operations

This year, the centers of six provinces are set to be connected to Ulaanbaatar with paved roads.

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. Publishes June 2013 Monthly Letter to Shareholders

Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA, Jul 22, 2013 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSXV) is pleased to announce the release of its June 2013 letter to shareholders.

Supreme Group Continues Expansion in Asia with New Contract Win in Mongolia

Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, has continued its Asian expansion with a new contract win in Mongolia, representing its first catering operation in the country.

Mongolia to Take Over Savings Bank as Fifth-Largest Lender Fails

Savings Bank, Mongolia’s fifth-largest lender, has been declared insolvent after affiliated companies defaulted on loans, and will be taken over by a state-owned competitor, the central bank said.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Research, IP, and equities – Oh my!

A data analyst feels at odds without data. I’m glad I came to Mongolia to write, rather than as a data analyst.

Fair distribution of natural resources

We are living in a historic era, where Mongolia is striving to develop its economy by extracting natural resources.

720,000 MNT fine for washing cars in the river

In 2010, the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development, Ulaanbaatar City Governor’s Office, Traffic Police Department and the State Specialized Inspection Agency adopted an ordinance to suspend the driving licenses of drivers who are caught washing their vehicles in the Tuul River for two years.

Ulaanbaatar Railway tackles crowds and ticket scalpers

Before the new academic year starts, the flow of Mongolians -especially traders and parents- floods the rail route from Ulaanbaatar to Zamyn Uud.

Medicine smugglers caught at border

During an inspection by the state inspectors of the General Customs Office of Mongolia on an international train running between Beijing and Ulaanbaatar, a massive amount of smuggled medicine was discovered.

New National Wrestling Champion granted an apartment

At this year’s Naadam festival, which also marked the 92nd anniversary of the Mongolian People’s Revolution, a new National Wrestling Champion was born.

Prosecutor’s Office joins crime prevention effort

The Ulaanbaatar City Managing Council on Prevention Against Crime (UCMCPAC) and the Ulaanbaatar City Prosecutor’s Office have signed a memorandum of cooperation, and formulated a program of crime prevention partnership for 2013 through 2016.

Playtime music festival returns

Mongolia’s popular music festival “Playtime” is returning this year for the 12th year in a row.

Former presidents home raided

The Anti Corruption Authority (ACA) raided the home of former president Nambar Enkhbayar on Wednesday July 17th.

Former Director General of Erdenet Mines arrested

The former Director General of Erdenet Mining Corporation, Ch,Ganzorig, was arrested just after the Naadam celebrations.

Gobi-Altai province proclaims Mazaalai bear as symbol of glory

The Gobi-Altai aimag is internationally known for its endangered animals including the Mazaalai (gobi bear), snow leopard, ibex, argali sheep, saiga antelope and wild bactrian camel.

Mongolia is 4th most stressed out country

According to a publication by Bloomberg Mongolia is ranked as the 4th most stressed country based on the stressfulness of the living environment.

Ex-CEO of Clean Energy LLC takes the reins at SouthGobi Sands

S.Enkh-Amgalan has been appointed as the new President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC (SGS), the subsidiary of SouthGobi Resources Ltd. The appointment was effective from 15th July 2013.


Economic cooperation between North Korea and Mongolia has been expanding sharply of late, with the rise in human exchanges between the two socialist countries.


What’s the latest weapon in the Chinese military’s arsenal of high-tech killing machines?


You don’t need to speak their language to be captivated by Hanggai’s powerful music.


The really big questions that affect everyone looking at Mongolian mining are: What shape will promised government legislation regulating the sector take? And when will it actually come into force?


We are pleased to present the ninth annual Failed States Index.

CSU's Dennis Ojima Awarded 'Champion of Nature and the Environment' Medal by Mongolian Ministry

Jul 22, 2013 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --Colorado State University professor Dennis Ojima has been awarded Mongolia's "Champion of Nature and The Environment" medal, one of the highest honors given by the Mongolian Ministry.

Inner Mongolia's Weird and Wonderful Genghis Khan Marathon

In a remote part of China, runners contend with poor guidance and water shortages -- but are rewarded with spectacular scenery.

Destination for the brave traveller: Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia)

China, Russia and mystic Mongolia have been on my bucket list for years, but never did I expect to do all three in one trip.

Backpackers' diaries: horse riding in Mongolia

In Mongolian," Ganbaa explains, "the word for "ride a horse" and "fall off a horse" is the same."

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nadam Festival commemorating Genghis Khan opens in Inner Mongolia

A Nadam Festival in memory of Genghis Khan kicked off Thursday in Ordos, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Mongolia or bust!

BODIAM Castle provided the back-drop for nearly 200 cars departing for the Mongol Rally at the weekend.

Rio Tinto faces more hurdles at Oyu Tolgoi - Mongolia shareholder

Reuters reported that Rio Tinto faces lingering disputes with the Mongolian government over its Oyu Tolgoi copper mine.

South Korea KOTRA to open branch in Mongolia

In association with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mongolia, the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is to launch its “KOTRA-Ulaanbaatar” Busness Centre in Ulaanbaatar on July 26th 2013.

A.Mungunkhuyag: Mongolia is like a newborn baby in sport fishing

It is believed that fishing is a sport that values nature preservation. Many world leaders love the sport.