Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vice Speaker meets with Deputy President of South Africa

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A Vice Speaker of the State Great Khural (parliament) R.Gonchigdorj Wednesday met with Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa.

Meeting against torture held

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A meeting themed " Cooperation in torture prevention" has run at the Government House.

Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa is on a state visit in Mongolia

At the invitation by Prime Minister of Mongolia, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa is making an official visit to Mongolia from October 31 to November 1st, 2013.

China prepares to host Judo Grand Prix

October 29 - The World Judo Tour makes its way to China tomorrow as Qingdao's Guoxin Stadium prepares to host the Tours third Asian leg with its very own Qingdoa Grand Prix.

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 285 (October 31, 2013)

Mongolian President Makes First Visit to North Korea in Nine Years

Mongolia’s Elbegdorj Sees Trade Boost Through North Korean Ports

Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said his land-locked country sees North Korea as its “nearest sea outlet” for global exports and could bring in North Korean workers to deal with labor shortages.

Mongolia Economic Update - November 2013

Mongolia's economy is currently in a critical phase of its development and the next few months will dictate Mongolia's future growth and its position in the international investment community.

North Korea sees an opportunity as Mongolia strives to be more influential

North Korean Premier Pak Pong Ju met with Mongolia’s President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Pyongyang apparently as part of efforts to take advantage of Mongolia, which aims to bolster its influence in the region.

Mongolian president wraps up visit to N. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) -- Mongolia's President Tsakhia Elbegdorj left North Korea on Thursday with no official confirmation he held a summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the government said.

G.Baigalmaa: Mongolia will build housing for 18.8 thousand households in 2013

This year, the construction sector set a record for buildings rising left and right in the capital city. We interviewed the Deputy Minister of Construction and Urban Development, G.Baigalmaa, about the ministry’s operations.

Sinopec Limited to enter Mongolia’s mining sector

Sinopec Limited, also known as the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Mining to build a brown coal gasification plant in Mongolia. 

Skymedia rolls out IPTV in Mongolia

Skymedia, a subsidiary of Skytel, one of Mongolia's largest mobile operators, is deploying the Entone Kamai 510 Hybrid Media Player to deliver advanced IPTV services.

The look of 2014 budget investment

When parliament discusses the budget, the arrangements and construction funded by the budget attract public attention.

Tumen development body likely to be upgraded into int'l organization

SEJONG, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia are likely to upgrade the status of a regional association for the development of areas near the Tumen River, the finance ministry said Wednesday.

Mongolia signs cooperation deals with North Korea

Mongolia signed off on a raft of cooperation agreements with North Korea on October 29.

The trade in stolen dinosaur fossils

Last year, a man was caught trying to sell a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton for $1m. But how many more illicit fossils are on the market? And where does Nicolas Cage fit in?

Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic o : 14th Meeting on Greater Tumen Development Initiative

The 14th Great Tumen Initiative (GTI) Consultative Commission* was held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on October 30.

World Bank: It's Easier To Start A Business In Afghanistan Than Britain

Afghanistan, Mongolia and Armenia are easier places to start up a business than Britain, according to a heavyweight study by the World Bank.

Nicolas Cage’s $276,000 dinosaur skull may have been stolen

In 2007, Hollywood superstar Nicolas Cage reportedly bought a skull of a dinosaur at an auction for $276,000 outbidding ‘The Great Gatsby’ star Leonardo Dicaprio.

Seoul: Mongolian Church says 'thank you' to its Korean brothers

Seoul (AsiaNews) - The Catholic mission in Mongolia "cannot do the work alone," said Mgr Wenceslao Padilla, apostolic prefect of Ulaanbaatar, during his visit to Seoul.

BNP PARIBAS : Standard Bank Agrees to Sell $1 Billion of Asia Loans -Reuters

South Africa's Standard Bank Group (SBK.JO) has agreed to sell its Asian loan portfolio, of around $1 billion, which includes financing of mining projects in Mongolia, Indonesia and other countries, to BNP Paribas SA (>> BNP PARIBAS) and others, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Uzbekistan, EU discuss cooperation

Azerbaijan, Baku, October 30/Trend, V. Zhavaronkova/

Canadian mining tycoon follows Hollywood dream

Canadian mining tycoon Robert Friedland, who made billions from discoveries in Labrador and Mongolia, is embarking on a new career: Hollywood film mogul.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Prime Minister visits Khushigt Valley airport construction

The Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag Monday hosted the “Hours of Construction” meeting to get acquainted with construction work progress at the international airport being built in Khushigt Valley in Tov Province.

S.Ochirbat: The main plan for Mongolian roads will be clear by 2050

The director of ICT Sain Consulting, S.Ochirbat, spoke to the website VIP76 regarding the future development of Mongolia’s roads.

Nicolas Cage Bought a Dinosaur Skull That May Have Been Illegally Imported

Nicolas Cage just can't seem to avoid odd news stories.

Mongolia will work with N. Korea to promote NE Asia stability: president

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) -- Mongolia's president stressed that his country will work with Pyongyang to promote stability in Northeast Asia, the North's state media reported Tuesday.

Areva, MON-ATOM to develop uranium mines in Mongolia

Areva has signed an agreement with Mongolian state-owned nuclear company MON-ATOM to create joint venture company Areva Mines.

The Last of the Nomads: Student Filmmaker Documents Changing Mongolian Lifestyle, Music

When Loyola University New Orleans senior music industry studies major Dimitri Staszewski began his academic career four years ago, he never imagined he would travel 7,000 miles across the globe on a quest to document the changing musical traditions of Mongolian herders.

Construction Sector In Mongolia Busy

Strong demand from both the public and private sectors will keep Mongolia’s construction industry busy for the foreseeable future, though the heavy calls on the building trade is stretching resources and pushing up costs.

Mongolian president may talk with Kim in North Korea

SEOUL--Mongolia's President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is visiting North Korea, making him the first foreign head of state to go there under Kim Jong Un's leadership.

World Bank Group : Mongolia Implements Three Reforms to Improve Ease of Doing Business

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, October 29, 2013-A new World Bank Group report finds that Mongolia implemented three positive business reforms between June 2012 and June 2013, making it easier to start a business, deal with construction permits, and access electricity.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian bank customers can now own the world-wide used American Express cards.

Hall-of-shame company AREVA re-activates operations in Mongolia

Cogegobi, the Mongolian subsidiary of AREVA, a nuclear group based in France, has activated its uranium exploration in Mongolia again after a temporally halt due to local resident opposition.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia's Academy of Sciences (MAS) elected its vice presidents, scholar-secretaries and presidium at its congress recently.

Tagaytay chessers near Asian Cities Chess title

MANILA, Philippines -- Tagaytay (Philippines) toppled Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), 2.5-1.5, in the seventh round of the 2013 Asian Cities Chess Team Championship late Thursday in Tagaytay.

'China attaches great importance to neighbourhood'

Beijing, Oct 25 (PTI) China today said successful visits by Prime ministers of India, Russia and Mongolia here showed the importance Beijing is attaching to its neighbours.

Mongolia's special relationship with North Korea pays economic dividends

North Korean workers toil in factories and on building sites, Kimjongilia flowers bloom at a special exhibition, and a restaurant serves plates of bulgogi as another patriotic song blares from a television.

Mongolian buyer of Chongryon’s HQ says they have no ties to any government

The Tokyo District Court earlier this week postponed their decision on whether or not to approve the sale of the former headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan or Chongryon to the “mysterious” Mongolian company that won the auction bid for the building.

China's top legislator meets Mongolian prime minister

China's top legislator, Zhang Dejiang met with visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag in Beijing on Friday.

China’s Cleaner-Air Plan Puts Water Supplies at Risk: WRI

China’s plans to develop coal-to-gas plants as part of efforts to reduce air pollution may pose a threat to water supplies in arid regions, according to a research group involved in climate and energy issues.

Chinese president meets Mongolian PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Mongolian Prime Minister Noroviin Altanhuyag in Beijing on Friday and pledged to further advance the strategic partnership between the two countries.

China, Mongolia sign document on long-term partnership

China and Mongolia on Friday signed a document that outlines key areas of cooperation for the development of their strategic partnership in the medium and long term.

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Develo : Banking and Finance Academy launches online training series on SME lending

Course will reach out to hard-to-service rural areas

Author(s): Svitlana Pyrkalo
Date: 25 October 2013

Mongolia Deepens Investment Ties With China

Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag said a raft of investment deals would help build up infrastructure and deepen ties with the country's largest customer for its resource exports.

National leaders welcome Mongolian PM

President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang held separate meetings with Mongolian Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag in Beijing on Friday, where the two countries signed a document on long-term partnership.

Tagaytay closes in on Asian crown

TAGAYTAY CITY—Grandmaster Mark Paragua struck in the seventh round as host Tagaytay squeaked past Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), 2.5-1.5, and boosted its bid for the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship-Dubai Cup title late Thursday night.

GDF SUEZ Signs MOU for the Development of Renewable Energy Projects in Mongolia

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Paris, Ile de France, France, 2013/10/25 - French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Laurent Fabius, GDF SUEZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Newcom, a leading Mongolian conglomerate, relating to the development of future renewable energy projects in the country.


ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/13 -- I am delighted to be here today with President Elbegdorj to reaffirm the ties of friendship and co-operation between Canada and Mongolia.

Missionary team plants Catholicism in Mongolia, but challenges remain

PERTH, Australia — When Bishop Wenceslao Padilla arrived in Mongolia with two other missionary priests in 1992, there were no Catholics in the Central Asian country.

Mongolian president to visit N. Korea

Mongolia's president will visit Pyongyang next week, becoming the first head of state to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un since he came to power nearly two years ago.

Chongryon buyer denies links to DPRK

Avar Limited Liability Co. of Mongolia has denied any involvement by North Korea or other countries in the company’s plan to buy the Tokyo head office of a pro-Pyongyang group, according to Mongolian media reports.

Mongolians target success on the darts world stage

Mongolians have long prided themselves on their prowess in the three "manly" sports: wrestling, riding and archery.

China, Mongolia to up cooperation

China and Mongolia vowed on Friday to strengthen cooperation in interconnection, as the northern neighbor reportedly seeks another link to the Pacific Ocean aside from Tianjin.

French energy giant agrees to build Mongolia thermal plant

ULAN BATOR: French energy giant GDF Suez on Friday signed an agreement with private Mongolian firm Newcom to build a thermal power plant in the fast-developing country, which still suffers from blackouts.

Mongolia continues to confound investors

The mining sector makes up about 20% of Mongolia’s GDP, 40% of its budget income, 85% of its investment and 90% of its exports, but the uncertainty that permeates everything from the security of mineral tenure and resource rights to the enforcement of commercial contracts has taken a big toll on foreign direct investment levels, the growth of the private sector, and the nation’s foreign debt, warns Dale Choi, the Ulaanbaatar-based founder of Independent Mongolian Metals & Mining Research.

Yvcc Lecture Series On Tap

YAKIMA - Yakima Valley Community College’s 2013-14 faculty lecture series kicks off on on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Dr. Kelley Denome talking about veterinary service development in Mongolia.

Chinese, Mongolian PMs pledge cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag held talks in Beijing on Friday, pledging to promote their strategic partnership and strive for pragmatic cooperation.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chongryon’s Tokyo HQ has business potential: Mongolian buyer

ULAN BATOR – The mysterious Mongolian company that recently made a winning auction bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association did so purely for business reasons, its president claimed Thursday.

Kincora Copper identifies high priority targets at Bronze Fox

Kincora Copper (CVE:KCC) has identified a number of "large scale, high priority" follow up targets at its flagship Bronze Fox licence in Mongolia.

Heavy Snowstorm Hits Hexigten, China's Inner Mongolia

Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2013 shows a vehicle sliding out of the road in Hexigten Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2013 shows a vehicle sliding out of the road in Hexigten Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Low-end milk shortage leads to months of inflated prices in China

Milk prices have been steadily rising in China for the past 13 months owing to a shortage in milk supplies and lower quality "bagged" milk remaining out of stock nationwide, reports the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily

With Resolution Of Customs Dispute, Rio Crosses The Last Hurdle At Oyu Tolgoi

In a positive development for Rio Tinto ( RIO ), customers of its copper output from the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia have resolved a months-long dispute with the Chinese customs authorities.

Cairns-based FNQ medics head on car rally from UK to Mongolia for charity

IT'S a mad, mad, mad, mad world but this time the loot is for charity and the contestants are a gang of emergency department workers at Cairns Hospital.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Foreign Ministry issues travel warning for India

Due to the dengue fever outbreak that has caused 109 deaths in India, where more than 50 thousand people have been affected this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia has issued a travel warning for travelers to India.

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

It wasn't that they were unfriendly - they had repeatedly offered him of vodka, which, not being much of a drinker, he'd refused.

Gobi Desert project to save critically endangered camel

Efforts are underway in the Gobi Desert to save a newly discovered species of camel from extinction.

President Park’s autobiography published in Mongolia

The Mongolian version of President Park Geun-hye’s autobiography was recently published in Mongolia.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Our chess players are taking part in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship for the Dubai Cup.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mongolia-Austria diplomatic relations this year, the Mongolian Embassy in Vienna is co-hosting a symposium with the Mongolian Culture and Europe Association.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ With the official visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag Wednesday delivered a speech at the 14th Western China International Fair.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Bold Wednesday received Ambassador of Turkey to Mongolia Mr Mustafa Sarnic, in connection with the latter’s returning home.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Ambassador G.Batjargal addressed the 967th meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna October 17.

Miami Beach investor sets sights on Mongolia

With the wind chill, temperatures in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, dipped below 10 degrees last week. Still, Harris Kupperman showed up for his job in a short-sleeve polo and Ray-Bans, an iced coffee in hand.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ After being welcomed at the Capital international airport of Beijing by both countries' officials, the Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag with his cortege headed to Sichuan province, and received the province governor Wei Hong there.

Youth, Digital Infrastructure and the Future Success of Mongolia

It was my last night in the capital city of Ulanbaataar (UB) during my first visit to Mongolia.

Mongolia-China business meeting held in Liaoning

Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag is on the third day of a state visit to China.

French Foreign Minister to visit Mongolia

On the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, L.Bold, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is to pay an official visit to Mongolia on Friday October 25th.

Mongolia’s Wild Asses Cornered From All Sides

SOUTHERN GOBI REGION, Mongolia, Oct 24 (IPS) - Decades of international and local collaboration have brought the Tahki or Asian Wild Horse back from the brink of extinction and reintroduced herds to Mongolia’s Gobi desert and grasslands.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Foreign Ministry V.Olziibayar Monday delivered a report on our government's policy towards children's rights, at the 3rd Committee debate on "Promotion and Protection of the rights of children" of the 68th UN General Assembly.

Khukh Tsav cement plant to produce 2Mt/yr from 2014

Mongolia: A president of the Mongolian Alt Corporation (MAK) has announced that the Khukh Tsav cement plant will be able to produce 2Mt/yr of cement from 2014.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In ongoing 2013 AIBA World Championship in Almaty, only one Mongolian boxer, U.Monkh-Erdene (21) is continuing his fights for a medal.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city E.Bat-Uul Tuesday received the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Germany’s Hamburg city Mr Marcus Reinberg.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A delegation headed by N.Udval, the Minister of Health, is taking part in the sixty-fourth session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Director-General of the Erdenet Mining Corporation Mr Ts.Davaatseren has been elected the president of Mongolia’s Fencing Federation (MFF).


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A short film "Prohibited", the winner of 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) in Mongolia, will be screened at Filmapalooza, the project’s annual screening and awards weekend in New Oreland, USA on November 1-4.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Presidential Office will continue for journalists a program on studying in the USA.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian students now can study full-time courses at postgraduate level at UK universities with a scholarship by the governments of the two countries.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mr Erlan Idrisov Monday sent a letter to Mr L.Bold, the Mongolian Foreign Minister.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of France Mr Laurent Fabius will pay an official visit to Mongolia on October 25-26.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag Tuesday started his official visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Two projects titled "Localities economics development" have been implemented in Zavkhan aimag in frames of an economics support program by ADRA-Mongolia, an international non-profit organization /NPO/.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A competition named " Who will sing the Japanese songs best" will run October 26 in the UB city.

SMBC becomes first Japanese bank to open office in Mongolia

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. has become the first Japanese bank to open an office in the central Asian nation of Mongolia, opening a representative office in Ulaanbaatar, the landlocked nation's capital, on Oct. 23.

Kincora Completes IP Programme and Provides Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- Kincora Copper Limited (the "Company", "Kincora") (TSX VENTURE:KCC) is pleased to provide an update on recent operational and corporate activities:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Customs dispute solved at Rio's Oyu Tolgoi

(Reuters) - A customs dispute that had been holding up copper concentrate shipments from Rio Tinto's (RIO.AX)(RIO.L)(RIO.N) massive Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia has been resolved, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TRQ.TO) said on Monday.

Mongolia’s nomads turn to private land

Mongolia's nomads have roamed its sprawling grasslands for centuries, pitching their yurts wherever they find pasture for their animals, but now Tsogtsaikhan Orgodol is staying put as part of a scheme to tackle chronic overgrazing.

Oyu Tolgoi’s first international copper, gold shipment on its way to China

The first international copper and gold shipment from Rio Tinto’s (ASX, LON:RIO) $11 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia is finally on its way to China after a three-month bureaucratic hold-up at the border between the two nations.

Tagaytay shuts out Mongolia

TAGAYTAY CITY – Tagaytay swept Erdenet, Mongolia, 4-0, Sunday at the start of the 2013 Asian Cities Chess Team Championship also known as Dubai Cup at the Tagaytay International Convention Center Sunday, here.

For Bataar the dinosaur, road home to Mongolia ran through U.S. courts

Who is Bataar?

Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi customers get Chinese approval

Rio Tinto’s (ASX: RIO) $6.2 billion copper and gold project in Mongolia has finally began to record revenues, months after the completion of construction and first production.

Cold front to hit N China, haze to continue in NE

Temperatures in most northern Chinese provinces will plunge over the next three days as a cold front approaches, while fog and haze will linger in the northeast, the national observatory said on Tuesday.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag Monday ran the "Hours of great construction" meeting to get au fait with a construction works of an international airport in Khoshigt Valley, Tov aimag.

Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin Holds Consultations with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs D. Gankhuyag of Mongolia

On 16 October 2013, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin co-chaired annual consultations between Vice Foreign Ministers of China and Mongolia with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs D. Gankhuyag of Mongolia.

Famur to sell $100 mln in equipment to Mongolian firms

Polish mining machinery producer Famur may sign contracts worth $100 million with companies in Mongolia, Economy Minister Janusz Piechociński said.

Mongolia OKs sales from Rio Tinto mine

Buyers of copper from Rio Tinto Group's $6.6-billion Oyu Tolgoi mine venture in Mongolia have been approved to collect their orders, ending a four-month wait that had stalled sales from the project.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Session meeting scheduled in honor of Governor General of Canada

On the invitation of the President of Mongolia the Governor General of Canada David Johnston is to visit Mongolia on 25th and 26th October.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The cabinet Saturday supported in principle a draft of general financial agreement of the "Program on developing ger districts and supporting investments" and decided to consult it with parliament's related Standing committees.

First Lady of Poland visits Mongolian Down Syndrome Specialist Centre

Today the Polish First Lady, Anna Komorowska, visited the Down Syndrome Association of Mongolia (DSAM) at their Specialist Centre, as part of the official state visit to Mongolia by President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski on 21st October.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Concurrent Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of South Africa B.Odonjil October 16 presented his letter of credence to the President of the latter country Mr Jacob Zuma.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The twice world champion U.Byambajav (+115 kg) October 19 became a world champion while his teammate O.Osokhbayar (85 kg) grabbed a silver medal at the sumo competitions of the World Combat Games in Russia's Saint Petersburg city.

MONGOLIA: Italian firms seek cashmere cooperation

Italian companies have expressed an interest in cooperating with Mongolia in manufacturing wool and cashmere products - including setting up a joint factory in Italy.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The jiu-jitsu wrestler A.Monkhbayar won a gold medal at 64 kg category of the London International Open No-GI Championship on Sunday.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia's Minister of Mining Mr D.Gankhuyag and Minister of Economy of Poland Mr Janusz Piechocinski have inked the Declaration of cooperation in mining sphere.

Sorbic Expects Full-Year Results To Exceed Market Expectations

LONDON (Alliance News) - Sorbic International PLC Monday said it expects its full-year results to exceed market expectations after earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased in the period to August 31, with margins showing "significant improvement".

New cold front to hit N China on Monday

China's top meteorological authority said on Sunday that a new cold front will sweep China's northern regions on Monday, bringing high winds and temperature drops.

‘Rough neighbor’ of Brussels

Mongolia has two big neighbors: Russia and China.

Spain warms to Mongolia – a new take on satire

When the Spanish king Juan Carlos was taken to hospital at the end of last month, most mainstream newspapers and magazines carried endless coverage, analysing his latest operation in the finest detail.

ING counts on vast network to fuel its growth in China

ING Bank is pinning its hopes for growth in China on companies looking to go overseas and says operating profits in the region could grow by 10 to 15 per cent a year.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Beauty and the barbarians

Known as one of the four beauties of ancient China, Wang Zhaojun helped prevent a war - and might do so again


The Ministry of Roads and Transportation of Mongolia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lufthansa Consulting on 15 October 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.

In Ulan Bator, winter stoves fuel a smog responsible for one in 10 deaths

They call Mongolia the "land of blue sky"; its spectacular desert, forest and grasslands are blessed by sun for two-thirds of the year.

Mongolia plans to replace investment law that limits foreign ownership

In a bid to reverse the slump that has gripped the economy, Mongolia would be replacing its 2012 Strategic Entities Foreign Investment Law (SEFIL) with a new measure.

Friday, October 18, 2013

East Asian countries paying price of climate change, ADB says

Rising temperatures in China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea would spur more flooding and tropical storms in coastal areas and make northern agricultural regions more prone to drought, the ADB said in its "Economics of Climate Change in East Asia" report.

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

Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA, October 17, 2013 /FSC/ - Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSX Venture), is pleased to announce the release of its September 2013 letter to shareholders.

Mongolia - a tale of two mines

It is not the best of times for Mongolia's two largest mines.

WeCommerce comes of age

Feeling bored by the first year of his job as a consultant at a Beijing education agency, Gao Ming decided to go home to Hohhot and open a restaurant on the campus of his alma mater, Inner Mongolia University.

Mystery Mongolian firm buys pro-Pyongyang organization’s headquarters

The building which served as the former Tokyo headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan – also better known as Chongryon – has been bought by a mystery Mongolian firm, fueling rumors of espionage around the purchase.

ADB - Asian Development Bank : Mongolia Must Spend Up to $560 Million a Year to Climate-proof Infrastructure

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA - Mongolia needs to spend up to $560 million per year between 2010 and 2050 to ensure its infrastructure can withstand severe weather conditions, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says.

Take a look at this Shanzhai Taj Mahal in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia!

Well, imitation is the finest form of flattery, as they say.

Our First Encounter with Healthcare in Mongolia

The jeep rolls up the hill, and the doctor emerges, with a metal box of tricks. She’s a slight, friendly woman in her 30s: I like her immediately.

Rio Reports Record Higher Iron Ore Output, Yearly Guidance Intact

Rio Tinto ( RIO ) reported a strong Q3 operating performance across most business segments.

Should you buy Rio Tinto?

Foolish investors know the hallmarks of a good buy in any market, even one as competitively priced as the S&P/ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) (^AXJO).

Governor General to Undertake a State Visit to Mongolia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to Mongolia, fromOctober 24 to 26, 2013.

Note of Himalaya

The Himalaya group exhibition opened at Tsagaandarium Art Gallery on October 11.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Questor share tip: Rio Tinto shares jump on production upgrade

RIO TINTO has upgraded its mineral production targets as the commodity market continues to stabilise.

MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276) has significantly risen 17.647%. The last price is HK$0.28

[Rising Stock] MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276)'s price greatly went up 17.647% at 02:48p.m .

Asia-Pacific energy demand to increase 67 percent

DAEGU, South Korea, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The 48 nations comprising the Asia Pacific region will collectively increase their energy demand by 67 percent between 2010 and 2035, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

Mongolia losing its resources luster as Ulaanbaatar scares investors

October 14, 2013 - As some tell it, the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar used to be full of bankers and consultants all trying to get a piece of the action in a country expected to become a serious resources player.

Mining companies to partner up for local development

Local communications officials of mining companies operating in Umnugovi Province had their consultative session on October 11 and 12 at Oyu Tolgoi deposit.

Climate Change to Cost East Asia 5.3% of GDP, ADB Study Says

Climate change will lead to more flooding and drought in East Asia and could chop 5.3 percent off annual gross domestic product by the year 2100 if measures aren’t adopted to tackle it, according to the Asian Development Bank.

River valley produces wetlands wonder

As I travel from Genhe city to Hailar district in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region's most northeast area of Hulunbuir, I manage to squeeze in half a day to explore the mesmerizing Ergun Wetland.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the Foreign Exchange Auction held Tuesday, the Bank of Mongolia (BoM) received bid offer of USD and CNY from local commercial banks.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister is satisfied with widening of the Mongolia-UK cooperation in many sectors since the nations established the diplomatic relations in 1963.

Elemental Drives OTT and Advanced TV Services for Skymedia

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that its video processing systems have been selected by Skymedia, the leading broadband service provider in Mongolia, to power over-the-top television (OTT) and advanced television services nationwide.

Mongolia’s ‘eco-Nazis’ target foreign miners

ULAN BATOR (AFP) ― A silver swastika hanging around his neck, Boldbaatar Gombodorj points out his targets on a map of Mongolia like a World War II commander: little flags representing foreign mining firms that he and fellow “eco-Nazis” accuse of destroying their country.

Guam might do better next time

TIANJIN, China -- And just like that, the 6th East Asian Games are nothing but memory.

Governor General to Undertake a State Visit to Mongolia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to Mongolia, from October 24 to 26, 2013.

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visit to Mongolia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be joined by official and accompanying delegations on the occasion of a State visit to Mongolia, from October 24 to 26, 2013.

A tipping point for Mongolia's democracy?

Pan-Africanism has acted as an umbrella containing diverse attempts to democratise the newly decolonised sub-Saharan continent, whether through the efforts of domestic forces or external aides, albeit with mixed results.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mongolia , catechists reflect on God " Father and Creator "

After the summer break lessons begin again for young Catholics who, after a period of formation in Ulaanbaatar , will travel around the country to prepare catechumens of all ages.

Narberth Entrepreneur David Solomon Brings First-Ever Mongolian Vodka to the States

This month, a new, ultra-premium vodka is hitting the local wine and spirits shops.

Live chat: Adventurer Tim Cope

Every intrepid traveller knows that to really find an adventure you need to venture off the beaten path, away from the crowds, and far from the cities.

Mongolia adventurer to speak in Kimberley

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Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts lives among the nomads of Mongolia and discovers their special relationship with the wild horse.

Mongolia's mines provide fertile ground for 'eco-Nazis'

A silver swastika hanging around his neck, Boldbaatar Gombodorj points out his targets on a map of Mongolia like a second world war commander: little flags representing foreign mining firms that he and fellow "eco-Nazis" accuse of destroying their country.

DGAP-News: CASSONA SE ensures that the coal-fired power plant in Mongolia fulfills highest technological standards (news with additional features)

DGAP-News: CASSONA SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous/Sustainability CASSONA SE ensures that the coal-fired power plant in Mongolia fulfills highest technological standards (news with additional features) 14.10.2013 / 18:15 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 

People power: Mongolia’s battle against tuberculosis

Chinggis Khaan (or as he is known in many countries, Genghis Khan) is Mongolia’s national hero.

Agreement signed over visa-free travel in Mongolia for Turks

An agreement was signed on Friday over the 30-day visa-free travel in Mongolia for Turkish citizens, said Chairman of Mongolian Parliament Zandaakhuu Enkhbold.

Shipments of Rio Tinto’s Mongolia copper stalled by China import snags

Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd. could be forced to amass a mountain of copper concentrate at its new $6-billion (U.S.) Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia while Chinese buyers resolve a lengthy customs impasse with their government.

Rio Tinto Mongolia copper output climbs, but China import snag drags on

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto could be forced to amass a mountain of copper concentrate at its new $6 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia while Chinese buyers resolve a lengthy customs impasse with their government.

Studio interview: Air pollution in Beijing-Jianjin-Hebei area

According to the Ministry of Finance, China has put aside five billion Yuan or 817 million US dollars to tackle air pollution in six regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Our First Encounter with Healthcare in Mongolia

The jeep rolls up the hill, and the doctor emerges, with a metal box of tricks. She’s a slight, friendly woman in her 30s: I like her immediately.

Police destroy illegal weapons

Chinese police in 164 cities have destroyed hundreds of thousands of confiscated guns, knives and detonators, a statement from the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday.

Giant Miner Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) Resumes Talks With Mongolia Government

Representatives of Rio Tinto, the giant Anglo-Australian mining company, arrived in Ulaanbaatar Monday to resume talks with the Mongolian government, official sources said Tuesday.

Tiger Street Football Singapore: The internationals on show at the Bay

This weekend marks the sixth installment of this year’s Tiger Street Football tournament and the Singaporean leg will be no different from the one’s before in Cambodia, Australia, Malaysia, Mongolia and China.

Strong Q3 For Rio Tinto Leads To Rising Copper, Iron Ore, Coal Output

Rio Tinto has “boosted its forecast copper output for 2013 after a better-than-expected recovery from the U.S. Kennecott mine following a landslide, and posted record iron ore and coal output in the third quarter,” reports Reuters.

Kazakhstan suggests launching UN regional center in Almaty

Almaty could host UN humanitarian assistance storehouses, reports, citing the country’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov as saying.

Five Finalists Chosen for the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Five books recognized for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of Asia have been chosen as finalists for the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Private Equity Investment in Franchise Systems

Private equity investments in franchise systems have been increasing.

Framing the Image

By Robert Ivy, FAIA

December .... From member of OT

The government is pushing Rio Tinto to continue developing underground mining shafts in the Oyu Tolgoi mine, the construction of which was halted by the mining giant in August due to the government"s rejection of its financing proposal on the project.

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Pure Mongolian pleasures

This is the wild northern grassland where Mongolian ponies bearing the sons and grandsons of the Great Khan had thundered on the warpath.

How Mongolia Brought Nomads TV and Mobile Phones

In global development, as in business, delivery can determine failure or success.

Richard Gere's shows off snapshots of Tibet region in Mexico

RICHARD GERE's photographs from his travels to Mongolia, the Himalayas and Tibet have gone on show in Mexico City.

China offers 5 bln yuan to fight air pollution

According to the Ministry of Finance, China has put aside five billion Yuan or 817 million US dollars to tackle air pollution in six regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Ts.Oyungerel last week received a delegation from Irkutsk Oblast of Russia, including Mr Barishnikov, the Culture and Archive Minister; Ms Rojkova, a director for Irkutsk Tourism Agency; and Ms Rashaeva, a cultural attache of the Russian Federation's Embassy in Mongolia.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Deputy director of Department of international organizations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, V.Ulziibayar has delivered a speech at a meeting of the third committee.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj Tuesday received Mr William Hague, the Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom, in the State House.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Speaker of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold Tuesday received a visiting delegation headed by Ms Alena Gajduskova, Vice President of the Czech parliament’s Senate.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A parliamentary delegation led by Z.Enkhbold, the Speaker of the State Great Khural (parliament), paid an official visit to the Republic of Turkey October 9-13.

Foreign Secretary strengthens UK ties in Korea, Mongolia and Japan

Foreign Secretary visits three North-East Asian democracies and rapidly-growing economies to promote UK political and commercial interests.

Beijing budgets reward funds for air pollution treatment

China's Ministry of Finance announced on Monday that the central government has budgeted 5 billion yuan (US$814 million) for rewarding air pollution treatment efforts in several regions.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first nine months of 2013, total equilibrated revenue and grants of the General Government Budget (GGB) amounted to 3,936.8 bln.tog, and total expenditure and net lending reached 4,067.6 bln.tog, representing a deficit of 130.9 bln.tog in the equilibrated balance of GGB.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first nine months of 2013, Mongolia traded with 126 countries, and total external trade turnover reached USD 7,923.3 mln, of which exports made up USD 3,097.8 mln and imports USD 4,825.4 mln.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom Mr William Hague paid an official visit to Mongolia on October 14-15 by invitation of L.Bold, Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.