Tuesday, April 30, 2013

M.Od: I dream of performing in the Bolshoi Theater

Ballet lovers of Mongolia are already familiar with the name M.Od.

Hungary eases visa conditions for Mongolian visitors

The Minister of State and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary Zsolt Nemeth informed Mongolia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs L.Bold this weekend that the visa conditions for Mongolian visitors to Hungary will be eased.

Inspections measure car exhaust emissions

The Ulaanbaatar City Air Quality Department(UCAQD), the Traffic Police Department, the National Auto Transportation Center (NATC), and the National Agency of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment Monitoring (NAHMEM), are jointly organizing inspections to measure cars’ exhaust emissions.

Fishing prohibited in Altai Mountain area

Fishing has been banned until July 1 in the rivers and lakes in the Altai Mountain’s Specially Protected Area following studies showing that fish stocks of the area have decreased, and to ensure protection of fish species during the fish reproductive season, which is now beginning.

MCC Board members Visit Mongolia compact implementation sites

Ulaanbaatar - Members of the MCC Board of Directors, Lorne W. Craner and Morton H. Halperin, from Washington DC visited MCA-Mongolia project implementation sites on April 26, 2013, while their stay in UB to attend annual Community of Democracies Ministerial being held between April 27 and April 29, 2013.

Aung San Suu Kyi honored with Geremek Award

During the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, the 2013 Geremek was awarded to Burma`s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, in Ulaanbaatar on Monday April 29th.

Artist J.Gerel restored his pink bunnies

Artist J.Gerel transformed tree stumps by carving them into pink bunnies with aggrieved and anguished faces.

Russian Railways President to meet Prime Minister

The President of the state-run Russian Railways Company, V.I. Yakunin, delivered a request to meet with Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag several days ago.

Mongolia sank 2 places in World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders has published its World Press Freedom Index 2013.

THE BATTLE CONTINUES

It is bad enough that former Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was unfairly convicted and jailed last summer for four years after being charged with misusing property and government power.

Mongolian saddle submitted as Chinese cultural heritage

Some time ago it became known that Chinese officials intended to inscribe the Mongolian national music instrument, the morin khuur (horse-headed fiddle), and the national art of singing, khuumii (throat singing), as Chinese cultural heritage on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

India Globalization Capital Establishes Shipping Hub at the Border of Mongolia and China

Bethesda, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IGC) ("IGC" or "the Company") announced the achievement of a further milestone in the execution of its strategic plan.

Focused Capital Corp. Announces Termination of Qualifying Transaction With Mongolia Minerals Corporation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2013) - Focused Capital Corp. ("Focused Capital") (TSX VENTURE:FLO.P), a capital pool company as defined under Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange"), announces the termination of the non-binding letter of intent (the "LOI") dated March 6, 2013 between Focused Capital and Mongolia Minerals Corporation ("MMC") for the acquisition of 100% of the common shares of MMC, which was expected to qualify as Focused Capital's "Qualifying Transaction" as defined by Exchange Policy 2.4.

Historic Visit Opens Door To Expanded Mongolia-Thailand Ties

ULAN BATOR, April 30 (Bernama) -- Mongolia and Thailand are expected to strengthen trade and other ties following the historic three-day visit of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, which ended Monday.

Just Released: "The Insurance Industry in Mongolia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017"

Fast Market Research recommends "The Insurance Industry in Mongolia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017" from Timetric, now available

Mongolia Investment to Buy Control of Mapper for HK$1.5 Billion

Mongolia Investment Group Ltd. (402), a water-services and mining company, said it will buy effective control of a Chinese digital-mapping provider for HK$1.5 billion ($193 million) more than a year after first announcing the deal.

Kyrgyz and Norwegian foreign ministers call on Mongolia’s president

In the frame of their visits to Mongolia to attend the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, the foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Norway on called on the President of Mongolia, Ts.Elbegdorj.

Mongolia or bust for intrepid fund-raisers

A GROUP of mates from Sutherland Shire are driving 16,000 kilometres across Europe to raise money for charity in a car that has been described as a ‘‘highly unsuitable granny-mobile’’.

PM highlights Mongolia’s democratic achievements

On Saturday the Prime Minister of Mongolia, N.Altankhuyag, delivered the opening speech of the Joint Session of the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, which was held at Government House.

Nigeria: Vice President Sambo Arrives Mongolia for Cod Meeting

Vice President Namadi Sambo Saturday arrived Ulaambaatar, the Mongolian capital, for the seventh meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD).

Thailand, Mongolia enhance economic, investment cooperation

ULAN BATOR, April 29 – Thailand and Mongolia signed three pacts on bilateral cooperation, leading to future investment, trade, tourism and development in various fields between the two countries.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Revoked license holders demand reissue

The Former head of the Mineral Resources Authority, D.Batkhuyag was sentenced for abuse power for issuing 106 mining licenses illegally by the primary and appeal courts.

Eznis to debut with flights to Khatgal from June 15

Eznis Airways (EF, Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan (ULN)) is to become the first scheduled carrier to serve Khatgal (HTM) in western Mongolia when it commences flights to the remote frontier hamlet effective from June 15 until September 15.

MPP and Green Party sign memorandum

Former ruling party MPP and the Green Party of Mongolia signed a memorandum of mutual understanding, trust and bilateral cooperation in the Independence Palace today, Wednesday April 24th.

People of Mongol Origin hold first World Conference

The first World Conference of People of Mongol Origin was held in Katmandu in Nepal on April 4th.

S.Bayartsogt dismissed as Deputy Speaker

Parliament discussed MP and Deputy Speaker S.Bayartsogt`s failure of including a secret Swiss bank account and offshore company in his income declaration during Thursday`s meeting. MPs reached a decision to ask for the resignation of MP S.Bayartsogt who confirmed his failure as Deputy Speaker with 87.5 percent approval.

Erdenes Tavantolgoi to establish in-country customs for coal exports

Erdenes Tavantolgoi, the largest state owned mining operator company resumed coal exports to Chalco on Monday after a three month halt.

Hunnu exhibition opens doors free to public

The Mongolian State History Museum opened an exhibition on “the Hunnu`s cultural heritage and civilization”, celebrating the anniversary of 2222 years of the establishment of the Hunnu Empire on Thursday April 25th.

Robocon 2013 awards team from Science and Technology University

Robocon 2013, the National Robot contest, was held on Thursday April 25th at the Wrestling Palace in Ulaanbaatar city.

MPRP yet to decide to demonstrate during Conference of Democracies

Over 1200 delegates from 140 countries will gather in Ulaanbaatar for the upcoming 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies on April 27-29th.

Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak to perform in Mongolia

The throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak is to perform in Mongolia on April 28th.

SPEECH BY H.E. MR. TAKHIAGIIN ELBEGDORJ, PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE SEVENTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE OF THE COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

Honorable guests, delegates,
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,
Dear envoys and messengers of freedom and democracy,

General Meeting of the 7th Ministerial Conference continues

The 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD) continues on its third day in Ulaanbaatar today, April 29th.

MP D.Ouynkhorol proposed as Presidential candidate

The Board of Social Democracy Mongolian Women"s Association (SDMWA) reached a decision to propose MP and President of the Association, D.Oyunkhorol as a candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election.

Erdenes Tavantolgoi employee goes on hunger strike

A member of staff of Erdenes Tavantolgoi the largest state owned company, S.Erdene, has been on a hunger strike since Friday April 26th opposing poor labor conditions and extra hours without pay.

Speculation rife over Deputy Speaker replacement

Democratic Party members are in a battle over who will replace the dismissed Deputy Speaker S.Bayartsogt.

Tavan Tolgoi Pays Chalco Higher Rate on Loan as Coal Resumes

Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia’s largest state-owned coal company, agreed to pay a higher interest rate on $186 million due to Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. as part of an accord to resume coal deliveries.

Mongolia: "A new car for the Missions"

This is the title of the painting competition that the Catholic children in Mongolia recently took part in.

Mongolia to cooperate with IACA

The Chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Law Sh.Tuvdendorj met yesterday with the Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Martin Kreutner, to discuss cooperation.

EC set to sign Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Mongolia

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, who is in Ulaanbaatar to attend the VII Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies, will reportedly sign a Partnership and Cooperation agreement with Mongolia during her visit.

Aung San Suu Kyi In Mongolia For Cod Conference

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, April 29 (Bernama) -- The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Chairperson and General Secretary of National League for Democracy of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here on Sunday to participate in the 7th Ministerial Conference of Community of Democracies (CoD).

Mrkic: Visit to Mongolia chance to explain essence of agreement

ULAN BATOR – Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic stated on Sunday that his visit to Mongolia is an opportunity for him to familiarize representatives of many countries with the essence of the Belgrade-Pristina agreement, in order to make it clear that the document does not imply recognition of Kosovo’s independence.

PM highlights Mongolia’s democratic achievements

On Saturday the Prime Minister of Mongolia, N.Altankhuyag, delivered the opening speech of the Joint Session of the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, which was held at Government House.

Catherine Ashton travels to China and Mongolia

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of European Commission Catherine Ashton is travelling today on an official visit to China and Mongolia.

The Prospero Foundation Supports a Tyre Repair Stock Owner in Mongolia

The Prospero Foundation, founded by Ulrik DeBo of DeBondo Capital, is excited to announce that a microloan donation has been made to Ariunzul, a small business owner in Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia.

Mongolia to be energy self-sufficient by 2014, says minister

Minister of Energy M.Sonompil said last week that the ministry is aiming to make Mongolia energy self sufficient by next year and plans to expand energy production further to eventually become an energy exporter.

Vice President Sambo Arrives Mongolia for CoD Meeting

Vice President Namadi Sambo Saturday arrived Ulaambaatar, the Mongolian capital, for the seventh meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD).

The ”London Eye” looking at Mongolia

When deciding which country to invest in, those who are from investment banks in London perhaps take a ride on the giant ferris wheel located at the north end of Lambeth Bridge that crosses the River Thames. 

Mongolian Parliament Speaker praise PM Yingluck’s role in promoting national reconciliation

BANGKOK, 28 April 2013 (NNT) – The Speaker of the Parliament of Mongolia has praised Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s role in the promotion of national reconciliation.

Thailand, Mongolia strengthen ties

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is on an official visit to Mongolia, partly to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations.

Mongolia ties get boost

Thailand and Mongolia will forge their cooperative links in preparation to commemorating the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties next year, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

WEB CENSORSHIP: THE NET IS CLOSING IN

Across the globe governments are monitoring and censoring access to the web.

A SPECTACULAR FAIL FOR NORTH KOREA

North Korea’s smuggling operation has had many successes in obtaining spare parts for its aging air force.

SOUTHERN MONGOLIANS PROTEST CHINESE TALK SHOW HOST’S DISPARAGING COMMENTS

Southern (Inner) Mongolian netizens strongly protested disparaging comments about Mongolians by Mr. Gao Xiaosong, a well known Chinese talk show host, musician and composer.

Cook Up 7.5% Yields With Short 4-Year Mongolian Mining Bonds

This week we return to the far eastern country of Mongolia to find what we believe are excellent short-term, high-yielding U.S. dollar corporate bonds relative to the amount of risk that investors typically find in much more common or more popular domestic U.S. corporate bonds.

COPPER ABOVE $7,000 BUT ECONOMY REMAINS CONCERN

Copper gained on Wednesday, rising above $7,000 a tonne briefly, as investors bargain hunted following hefty falls, but further gains were capped by uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth.

Employment Service Center promotes work in Mongolia

The Employment Service Center, operating under the Ministry of Labor, the Representative Agency of Korean Industry and Human Resources Secretariat, and the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mongolia (KCCIM) will hold a “Let’s live and work in our mother country” event on the first floor of the Employment Service Center on May 2 and 3.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hertz aims to be No. 1 in Mongolia

The next time you travel to Mongolia, Hertz Corp. will be waiting there for you — if you need to rent a crane, bulldozer or, perhaps more likely, temperature-control equipment.

Mongolian Parliament Debates LGBT Rights

For the first time, the Mongolian Parliament has talked about LGBT rights. Gay Star News reports:

Guest post: Mongolian democracy and its oligarchs

Over the weekend Mongolia will host the seventh ministerial conference of the Community of Democracies, a global caucus of democratic nations formed with the intention of fostering democracy around the world.

Coming out for LGBT rights in outer Mongolia

Otgonbaatar Tsedendemberel, executive director of Mongolia LGBT Centre talks to Gay Star News about the struggle to get the organization established, achievements and plans for the first ever Mongolian Pride this year.

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear, shown here in the wild, is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)

Backstreet Boys concert in Mongolia rescheduled

The May 23 Backstreet Boys concert in Mongolia, was re-scheduled to take place on June 15, according to Kh.Batjargal, manager of Evento Company, the Mongolian organizer of the concert.

“Three Neighbors” circus touring Mongolia with animals this spring

“Three Neighbors”, a collaboration of Mongolian, Chinese and Russian circus performers, is beginning its Mongolian tour on May 25.

Thai PM To Attend Ministerial Conference Of Community Of Democracy In Mongolia

BANGKOK, April 26 (Bernama) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will attend the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracy in Mongolia from April 27 to 29, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Yingluck set for Mongolia mission

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will leave Saturday for a three-day official visit to Mongolia to boost trade and investment ties.

PM's visit to Mongolia aimed at stronger trade ties

Thailand will forge closer ties with Mongolia for trade, investment and service businesses during the visit to that country by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this weekend.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mongolia vice-speaker dismissed for hidden account

ULAN BATOR - The Mongolian parliament on Thursday voted to dismiss Vice-Speaker Bayartsogt Sangajav for his possession of an offshore company and a secret account in Switzerland.

Amendment to Mongolia's strategic foreign investment law

Further to our recent alert dated 15 April, the Parliament of Mongolia approved an amendment ("the Amendment") to the Law of Mongolia on the Regulation of Foreign Investment in Business Entities Operating in Sectors of Strategic Importance (the "SFI Law") on 19 April 2013.

Taiwan hospitals boost ties with Mongolia

A total of 11 Taiwan hospitals have signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ulan Bator’s First Dr. Asia Co. Ltd., paving the way for more Mongolian patients to come to Taiwan for medical treatment, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced April 23.

HERC Launches Franchise Operation in Mongolia

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. has entered into a franchise agreement with Consolidation Service Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Mongolia Equipment Rental Corp. Consolidation Services will have the exclusive license to provide rental equipment in Mongolia using the Hertz Equipment brand and proprietary system, beginning July 1.

Mongolia To Enhance Renewable Energy Development

ULAN BATOR, April 25 (Bernama) -- Mongolia is planning to enhance energy development particularly wind and other renewable sources of energy to meet growing energy demand, a senior Mongolian official said Wednesday.

Mongolia eases restrictions on miners

MONGOLIA, for years held out as a potential competitor with Australia to attract global investment for highly promising mining prospects, has faltered following the introduction a year ago of stringent regulations requiring parliament to approve foreign involvement in the industry.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Investment In Mongolia

Mongolia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Its mining sector currently accounts for 89% of total exports and generates almost one-third of Government revenues.

Friends to drive from London to Mongolia for charity

Anna Skentelbery, 20, will travel 10,000 miles across a third of the globe with Ashley Ferguson from Upper Woburn Place in Central London to Ulaabaater in Mongolia to raise money for charity Go Help.

Mining's Final Frontier

A massive multi-ton dump-truck winds its way down the ramps into the depths of the Erdenet open-pit mine. For scale, the wheels on this truck are about 10 feet in diameter. (Alex Yule / Flickr)

MAXAM Explosives

In 2012, MAXAM celebrated its 140th birthday. Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, the group today stands recognised as being one of the leading service and industrial organisations operating on a global scale, with a yearly turnover of approximately one billion euros.

Mongolia downgrade bolsters Turquoise Hill in Oyu Tolgoi talks

Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ TSE:TRQ) rose 5% in afternoon trade on Tuesday, bringing gains for the operator of the Oyu Tolgoi mine since Friday to 12.5%.

Hertz Equipment Rental expands into Mongolia

The Hertz Corporation has announced that Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with Consolidation Services Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Mongolia Equipment Rental Corporation.

Mongolia: Could things be looking up for Tavan Tolgoi?

Sometimes an abundance of riches can be a headache.

Mongolia to Host 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies

As Mongolia makes final preparations to host the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies from April 27-29, 2013, an air of excitement and buzz is palpable here in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.

Top Europe diplomat to visit China, Mongolia

BRUSSELS: EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton began a trip to China and Mongolia yesterday, aiming to take stock of hugely important ties with the new leadership in Beijing.

S&P's Mongolia Downgrade Not Hitting Central Asia ETF...Yet

On Tuesday, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it lowered its ratings outlook on Mongolia to Negative from Stable while affirming the central Asian country's BB- long-term and B- short-term sovereign credit ratings. Those are both junk ratings.

100 Words: Mongolia In Flux

This project was born from an interest in documenting the transformation of Asia in recent decades.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U.Ganzorig: If you have passion and ambition you could actually make a difference to Mongolian people

Ganzorig Ulziibayar is understated; his office is understated.

Tillemann Travels to Silicon Valley, Mongolia, and Burma

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Washington, DC

Genie Energy to develop oil shale resources in Mongolia

Genie Oil Shale Mongolia, a subsidiary of Genie Energy, has signed a five year agreement with the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia (PAM) to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of oil shale resources, on a 34,470 km2 area in Central Mongolia.

Mongolia listed among top ten uranium rich countries

French miner Areva’s subsidiary, Areva Mongol, announced last week that it has discovered a 54,000 ton uranium deposit in Zuuvch Ovoo.

Government-driven EFL training: Is Mongolia left behind?

Mongolia is an example of an EFL, or English as a Foreign Language, country.

PM to visit Mongolia during April 27-29

BANGKOK, 23 April 2013 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to pay a visit to Mongolia on April 27-29 to attend the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies.

Ratings service downgrades Mongolia’s outlook

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced Tuesday that it has revised its rating outlook on Mongolia from “stable” to “negative.”

Hertz equipment division makes move into Mongolia

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., a subsidiary of Park Ridge-based Hertz Corp., has entered into a franchise agreement with Consolidation Services Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Mongolia Equipment Rental Corp.

Mongolia: a capital of contradictions you don’t want to miss

‘Oh, because you’re a writer,” said the middle-aged Italian woman, with a look of relief.

Traditional Mongolia transformed by mining riches

Beneath Mongolia's Gobi desert lie enormous reserves of gold, silver and copper, and a deal between the Mongolian government and mining giant Rio Tinto could transform the country from one of the poorest, to one of the richest per capita in the world.

North Korea begs for food aid from Mongolia as starving state faces 'severe' shortage

The North, suffering under dictator Kim Jong-un's cruel regime, cited a "severe" shortage of food and requested aid during a recent meeting with Mongolia's President Ts. Elbegdorj.

Nuclear North Korea entreats Mongolia for help in feeding its people

Koreans and nearby Mongolians share an ancient ethnic and lingual heritage, and now it appears North Korea is hoping those ties will help them borrow a bit of needed butter and sugar.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Brokers hope for positive end to Mongolian stand-off

Analysts at ResCap say they are increasingly optimistic that a deal will be struck to end a bitter stand-off between the government of Mongolia and Rio Tino over the massive Oyu Tolgoi (OT) copper mine.

Mongolia Needs to Invest in Infrastructure

Mongolia’s Central Bank Governor Naidansuren Zoljargal and Randolph Koppa, president of the Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia LLC, discuss the country’s economy, competitiveness and direct foreign investment.

Why You Cannot Go Wrong With This Stock?

Things seem to be happening pretty fast at Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO); more so after the new CEO, Sam Walsh took over in January this year.

Industry & Retail

Although it may never compete with neighbours with well-established manufacturing sectors and economies of scale, Mongolia has the potential to meet domestic needs and produce goods, such as meat and cashmere for export.

Tourism

Endowed with isolated, unspoilt nature and nomadic Buddhist culture, Mongolia has managed to develop a small but potentially profitable tourism sector that is expanding through support from the government and a focus on the adventure and nature segments.

China: Xinjiang Hit by Sandstorm

A sandstorm, first of its kind this spring, began shrouding many parts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Tuesday afternoon due to a cold wave.

Featured Golf News Golfing Across Mongolia

Not particularly known for its smooth-as-glass putting surfaces or sublime golfing seasons, Mongolia is nonetheless the place a 35-year-old civil engineer from New Hampshire has decided to spend his summer playing golf.

Golf Mongolia Tours

Last year, American golfer Andre Tolme made headlines and put Mongolia on the map as an adventure travel destination when he became the first person to golf the length of the Central Asian nation.

Mongolian bourse eyes boom in stock market listings

(Reuters) - The market capitalisation of companies listed on the Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE) could leap more than 30-fold over the next three to five years, boosted by privatisations and new regulations, the chief executive of the bourse said on Thursday.

Experts discuss prospects for Sino-Mongolia coal co-op

ULAN BATOR - A four-day seminar which ended in Ulan Bator Sunday explored the prospects for closer cooperation between Mongolia and China in the coal industry.

Mongolia Tavan Tolgoi says coal exports to China to resume on Monday

(Reuters) - Mongolia's massive Tavan Tolgoi coal mine will resume exports of coking coal to China on Monday after suspending deliveries in January due to cost pressures, the state firm in charge of the project said.

North Korea Asks Mongolia for Food Aid

As North Korea heads into the time of year when its food supplies run low, it appears to be looking for new donors.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Rain extinguishes forest, grassland fires in Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Mother nature has come to Mongolia's rescue, with heavy rain and snowfall extinguishing a raft of forest and grassland fires, according to the Environment and Green Development Ministry Thursday.

Aspire Mining appoints Noble Group senior executive to Board

Aspire Mining (ASX: AKM) has appointed Hannah Badenach as a non-executive director.

WORLD VIEW: JAPAN, MONGOLIA COOPERATE TO COUNTER CHINA'S INFLUENCE

The purpose of the recent visit by Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe to Mongolia is to counter China's increasing influence in Mongolia and other parts of Asia.

China says it is improving the lives of ethnic minorities in Inner Mongolia. Don't be fooled

Isobel Yeung’s recent Independent Voices piece asks us to keep an open mind about how China treats its ethnic minorities (who account for around 8 per cent of its population).

Mongolia Snubs Canadian Gobi Desert Mine Explorer Entree Inc, Partly Owned By Rio Tinto, On Massive Oyu Tolgoi Mine, At Least For Now

The Mongolian government is suspending mining licenses for a Canadian company exploring near the massive Oyu Tolgoi complex in the south Gobi Desert, which has caused problems with Rio Tinto PLC’s (LON:RIO) attempts to secure $6 billion in loans linked to the mine.

Mongolia Becomes Unattractive to Miners

Mongolia says mining deal with Rio Tinto NYSE:RIO not beneficial

B.Munkhdul : “I love being informed and in the know.”

Cover Mongolia News Wire was officially launched in November 2012 by B.Munkhdul “Mogi”.

Ancient art given new life

The cliff paintings of the Yinshan Mountains represent thousands of years of history, and nowan antique collector turned gallery owner is on a mission to honor their artistic legacy.

Ambassador from Mongolia: Who Is Bulgaa Altangerel?

The remote central Asian nation of Mongolia—sandwiched between big powers Russiaand China—appointed a new ambassador to the U.S. in December 2012.

Mongolia woos back miners after investment slump

* Mongolia sees Oyu Tolgoi dispute settled soon
* Oyu Tolgoi CEO sees "constructive progress" in talks
* IPO of state-owned Tavan Tolgoi seen delayed

Government of Mongolia and Genie Energy Sign Strategic Oil Shale Development Agreement

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genie Energy (NYSE: GNE, GNEPRA) said today that its subsidiary, Genie Oil Shale Mongolia, LLC (Genie Mongolia), and the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia (PAM) have entered into an exclusive oil shale development agreement to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of oil shale resources on a 34,470 km2 area in Central Mongolia.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Blue Wolf Mongolia Holdings Corp. Announces Results of Shareholder Meeting and Tender Offer

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Wolf Mongolia Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGL) ("Blue Wolf" or the "Company") today announced the results of its shareholder meeting held on April 15, 2013.

Nongshim Sees Booming Sales in Mongolia

Food manufacturer Nongshim has grabbed a 40 percent share of the instant noodle market in Mongolia.

Akdong Musician To Make Final Agency Choice After Trip To Mongolia

Akdong Musician, winners of K-Pop Star 2, have a tough choice ahead of them. As winners of the popular reality show singing competition, the brother-sister duo has their choice of the 'big three' Korean record labels to sign with.