Saturday, May 31, 2014

Minister for Defence meets counterparts on sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue

SINGAPORE - Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen today met with ministers and senior officials from Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Tonga, the United States and Vietnam, on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD).

Chinese-style banking proves unfriendly to small firms

Debate regarding the role of the financial system in supporting China's real economy has come up time after time, as the country faces a challenging outlook because of the ongoing transformation of its industries, the Shanghai-based National Business Daily reports.

Mystery of ancient stelas to be revealed at The Spirit of Tengri

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Alibaba's Alipay gets regulator nod for Tianhong deal

(Reuters) - Chinese regulators have given the go-ahead to Alibaba Group Holding's online payment affiliate Alipay to take control of fast-growing fund firm Tianhong Asset Management Co as the e-commerce giant bulks up its push into online finance.

Baotou Steel Rare Earth becomes world largest Nd-Fe-B magnet production base

SMM reported that Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi Tech Company has formed an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes of stripcast Nd-Fe-B alloys and 5,000 tonnes of Nd-Fe-B magnets, world’s largest of this kind.

Mongolia Makes Moves to Reach out to Russia in Reaction to Ukraine Crisis

After having abstained from the March 27 United Nations General Assembly resolution vote condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Mongolia has continued its public silence regarding Russian actions in Ukraine.

China Paid Tourists $80 to Travel to Plagued Province

How much would someone have to pay you to visit an area under siege?

China International Horstry Fair set to open in Inner Mongolia

The 2014 China International Horstry Fair, based on the Inner Mongolia Horse Industry Association, Beijing Horse Racing Culture Exchange Co and Hohhot municipal bureau of commerce, will be held at the Inner Mongolia International Exhibition and Convention Center from May 30 to June 1.

Mongolia Sees $1 Billion Investment From Doubling Area for Mines

Mongolia is seeking to expand its area available to mining to a fifth of the country, and by the close of the decade to end its dependence on foreign oil, according to a senior government official.

Mongolia Growth Group Acquires Centrally Located Retail Center

TORONTO, CANADA, May 29, 2014 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSXV and MNGGF - USA), ("MGG") or ("the Company") www.mongoliagrowthgroup.com , a real estate investment and development company participating in the dynamic growth of the Mongolian economy via ownership of institutional-quality commercial property assets in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, announces the acquisition of a centrally located retail center along with an adjoining development site in two separate transactions.

Unlocking Mongolia’s Potential

A small, well-educated, and open-to-the-world population living in a democracy with mineral wealth? Mongolia’s potential for development remains terrific.

Vocational English & Technical Education Programs in Mongolia: Challenges and Opportunities

I currently teach general and professional English to aspiring painters, secretaries, graphic designers, and tour guides.

Watch: French Director raised wolves in Inner Mongolia for 'Wolf Totem'

'Wolf Totem' is an adaptation of the eponymous bestselling novel by Jiang Rong (pseudonym), published in 2004.

Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

Mongolia wants to expand the area available to mining to a fifth of the country and so boost coal, shale gas and oil exploration, in an attempt to end its dependence on foreign oil by the end of the decade.

Mongolia carves tourism niche

By Paulius Kuncinas
Regional Editor, Oxford Business Group

Ch.Altannar: We will introduce international standards in Mongolia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Ts.Elbegdorj initiated the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) in 2011.

Mongolia Brief May 30, 2014



Ambassador N.Tulga visits ERBD

Ulaanbaatar, May 30 (MONTSAME) The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland N.Tulga visited a central office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development /EBRD/ on Thursday.

Newera begins coal magnetic survey at Ulaan Tolgoi, Mongolia

Newera Resources (ASX: NRU) has commenced a ground magnetic survey at the Ulaan Tolgoi project in the South Gobi basin in Southern Mongolia.

Mongolia Business Summit GROW WITH US

Bringing together business people, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss how they can collectively take advantage of Mongolia's next phase of growth

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Seoul: China Strengthens Resolve Against N. Korea Nuclear Test

SEOUL ?? South Korea says China has agreed to cooperate in opposing North Korea's threat to test a fourth nuclear device.

Global and China Fluorite Industry Report 2014-2016 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com

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EPA Gives Grants for Global Warming Poverty

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced yesterday nearly $9 million in university research grants to study cleaner cookstoves and fuels that “improve air quality, protect public health, and slow climate change” in countries such as Kenya, Mongolia, India, and Nepal.

Kazakhstan to resume flights to Mongolia

ASTANA. May 28 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) – The aviation authorities at 6th meeting of the Kazakh-Mongolian intergovernmental commission have agreed to resume flights between the two countries.

Mongolia Business Forecast Report Q1 2014 New C&M country guide focusing on Mongolia

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Direct flights link Taiwan, Inner Mongolia

A regular direct air route connecting Taiwan and Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, opened on Wednesday, said its operator Far Eastern Air Transport.

Soft Drinks Market in Mongolia: Databook to 2017 Mongolia Soft Drinks Market: New market data published

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Rio Tinto share price: Miner to cut jobs at Mongolian mine

iNVEZZ.com, Wednesday, May 28: Rio Tinto Plc (LON:RIO), the world's second largest diversified mining company, plans to make job cuts at its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, Reuters reported today.

Rio slashes jobs in bid to tame Mongolia costs

RIO Tinto is slashing about 300 jobs at its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia to cut costs in a move that is unlikely to make negotiations with the government over a mine expansion any easier.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 28, 2014



PM Sees Products Made by Contestants of “Worldskills”

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag Tuesday got au fait with products made by pupils and teachers who advanced to the 2nd phase of the “Mongolian skills-2014” national contest.

Penny Stock Buzzers – Koninklijke KPN N.V. (KKPNY), Lonmin Plc (ADR) (LNMIY), Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (MNGGF), OncoSec Medical Inc (ONCS)

Birmingham, West Midlands — (TechSonian) — 27 May, 2014 — Koninklijke KPN N.V. (ADR) (OTCMKTS:KKPNY) have established a mobile app to engage fans in new ways.

Mongolia’s Hunnu Air e-Tickets Asian Routes with Abacus

Mongolia’s second largest airline, Hunnu Air is contributing revenues of its own to the economy’s booming 12% GDP growth with expanded routes and new digital services, promoted with the latest Abacu technology.

BRIEF-Jiangsu Yueda Investment plans energy JV with Inner Mongolia Ximeng Group

May 28 (Reuters) - Jiangsu Yueda Investment Co Ltd

Air service to be resumed between Kazakhstan and Mongolia

Astana, Kazakhstan, May 28
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Rio’s Mongolia Mine to Cut Staff Amid Market Challenges

Rio Tinto Group will cut jobs today at its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia following a review aimed at reducing costs.

Rio Tinto to cut up to 300 jobs at Mongolia copper mine

May 28 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd plans to cut around 300 jobs at the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia it operates to cut costs as copper prices remain weak, the global miner told staff on Wednesday.

Mongolia Brief May 27, 2014 Part III



Mongolian professionals enter international competition

May 27 (UB Post) Mongolia joined WorldSkills International as the 69th member in order to train skilled professionals based on labor market demands, to challenge the skills and knowledge of teachers and students, improve the vocational education system, introduce Mongolia’s skills to the world, and to learn from the experiences of foreign countries.

Kincora Copper Limited: Exploration Update-Drilling Commenced at Bronze Fox

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - Kincora Copper Limited (the "Company", "Kincora") (TSX VENTURE:KCC) is pleased to announce drilling activities have commenced at high priority copper porphyry targets, following initial exploration activities having already resumed at Bronze Fox.

OECD Organisation for Economic operation and : Mongolia should persist with systematic anti-corruption reforms


27/05/2014 - Mongolia should persist with systematic reforms in its struggle against corruption, says a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP). 

Mongolian Mining Corp. Rating Affirmed At #CCC+#, Removed From CreditWatch Outlook Negative

SINGAPORE--27 May--Standard & Poor's

China Metallurgical : ENFI Finishes Feasibility Study Report on Copper Smelting Project in Mongolia

China ENFI Engineering Corp. (ENFI) announced that, the Feasibility Study Report on the Copper Smelting Project (with an annual output capability of 120,000 tons) of HOKO Company in Mongolia was formally completed on May 23, 2014.

North Korea is changing — from within

I escaped from North Korea in 2007. Two years later, I arrived in Mongolia, along with my mother and five other people.

Kincora Copper kicks off drilling at Bronze Fox

Kincora Copper (CVE:KCC) has kicked off drilling activities at high priority copper porphyry targets at its Bronze Fox asset in Mongolia.

Mongolian professionals enter international competition

Mongolia joined WorldSkills International as the 69th member in order to train skilled professionals based on labor market demands, to challenge the skills and knowledge of teachers and students, improve the vocational education system, introduce Mongolia’s skills to the world, and to learn from the experiences of foreign countries.

Growing Pains: An external analysis of the Mongolian economy

By James Watkins

Unlocking Mongolia’s Potential

By Julian Dierkes

Moody’s downgrades Mongolia’s outlook to negative

Global Credit Research reported on Monday that Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook on Mongolia’s government bond rating to negative from stable.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tim Cope's 10,000-kilometer Journey

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Cattle exports to China could start in 2014

The West Australian based agribusiness Wellard Group has expanded its exports into China and believes it may start shipping live feeder and slaughter cattle there within five to six months.

Wellard in China meat deal

WA-based agribusiness Wellard has scored two major breakthroughs in trade with China as it prepares for a boom in exports of livestock and processed red meat.

To Film ‘Wolf Totem,’ French Director Raised Chinese Wolves

Jean Jacques Annaud had a chance to direct “Life of Pi,” a 2012 film that went on to win four Academy Awards.

Premier’s Inner Mongolia visit sends message

Premier Li Keqiang’s two visits to the Inner Mongolia autonomous region in the past two months demonstrate key priorities of the Chinese government’s work, says an editorial in China Business News. Excerpts:

Mongolia Mortgage Program Fuels Construction Boom

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- When Mongolia's government introduced a new mortgage law it not only helped more people to own homes, it also gave the country's construction sector a huge boost -- effectively creating a whole new market.

Spirits Market in Mongolia: Databook to 2017 Mongolia Spirits market: New market information published

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N. Korean nuclear envoy confirms informal talks with U.S. experts

BEIJING, May 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's chief nuclear envoy on Monday confirmed that he held an informal meeting with U.S. experts in Mongolia late last week, in an apparent move to explore ways to resume long-stalled multilateral discussions on the North's nuclear program.

Mongolia Brief May 27, 2014 Part II



Ovorkhangai to run construction

Ulaanbaatar, May 27 (MONTSAME) A total of 16 construction works are planned in this province this year.

Mongolia Brief May 27, 2014



Four Projects in Construction and Health Sectors to Be Financed by Government Securities Traded

May 27 (infomongolia.com) Due to approaching holiday this weekend, Mothers' and Children's Day, the Government held its regular Cabinet meeting on May 26, 2014.

Trade events to boost Pakistan-Russia economic relations

ISLAMABAD - The Russian Business Council for Cooperation with Pakistan (RBCCP) is planning to organise different trade related events in Russia and Pakistan to explore trade potential and enhance economic relations between the two countries.

Knowlton Capital Inc. Announces Proposed Reverse Takeover for Mogul Ventures Inc.

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U.S.-North Korea Teams Talk in Mongolia

It has been confirmed that delegations from the U.S. and North Korea met in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, on Friday last week.

Celebrating Mongolia’s Beautiful, Brutal Winter Cold

Mongolia is in the midst of rapid change driven by a booming mining industry.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 26, 2014 Part II



Speaker meets China Investment Corporation chairman
Ulaanbaatar, May 26 (MONTSAME) Parliament Speaker Z.Enkhbold met Monday with Ding Xuedong, a deputy secretary-general of China’s State Council and a chairman of China Investment Corporation.

Mongolia Brief May 26, 2014



Foreign Minister to Visit Sweden

Ulaanbaatar, May 25 (MONTSAME) The Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold will start an official visit to the Kingdom of Sweden on Monday.

The hopes of North Korea’s ‘Black Market Generation’

Yeon-mi Park is a media fellow at Freedom Factory, a for-profit think tank in Seoul.

SouthGobi Resources Announces US$10 Million Shareholder Loan Facility With Turquoise Hill Resources

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2014) - SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) (the "Company" or "SouthGobi") today announced that its majority shareholder, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. ("Turquoise Hill"), will support the Company by providing a $10 million revolving credit facility to the Company to meet short term working capital requirements.

Goway's New Asia Adventures Take Travellers Beyond the Great Wall

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Chinese foreign minister makes first official visit to Seoul

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make an official visit to South Korea at the invitation of Seoul’s Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday.

North Korea, Japan to meet in Sweden with focus on abductees

North Korea and Japan are expected to discuss the fate of Japanese nationals kidnapped decades ago by Pyongyang as their envoys meet for three days of talks in Stockholm from today.

Technip Awarded New LNG Plant Contract in China, Building up Its Strong Expertise in Natural Gas Liquefaction

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Celebrating Mongolia’s Beautiful, Brutal Winter Cold

Mongolia is in the midst of rapid change driven by a booming mining industry.

Technip Receives New LNG Plant Contract In China - Quick Facts

French oilfield services provider Technip SA (TNHPF.PK,TKPPY.PK) Monday announced that it has received an engineering, procurement and technical assistance contract by Fengzhen Wanjie Gas Co. Ltd. for a liquefied natural gas or LNG plant in Fengzhen City, Inner Mongolia Province, China.

Technip Awarded New LNG Plant Contract in China, Building up Its Strong Expertise in Natural Gas Liquefaction

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Moody's affirms Mongolia's B1 sovereign rating, changes outlook to negative

Singapore, May 26, 2014 -- Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on Mongolia's government bond rating to negative from stable.

China, Mongolia and FAO sign MoU for food security and livestock

China, Mongolia and the FAO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for South-South Cooperation (SSC) tripartite agreement to implement the National Program for Food Security and the National Livestock Program

U.S.-North Korea Teams Talk in Mongolia

It has been confirmed that delegations from the U.S. and North Korea met in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, on Friday last week.

Minister offers Mongolia to use Riga as intermediate point for flights to Europe

Latvia has offered Mongolia to used Riga as an intermediate point for flights to Europe, Ministry of Transport informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

Mongolian economy is back on the ground

Before contracting by 1.6 percent in late 2008, Mongolia’s economy was experiencing an average growth of nine percent annually due to the economic bubble caused by increased mining investment.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

China Environmental Protection Industry & LNG Market 2014 - 2018 Research Reports

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Erdene Drills 22 m of 2.1 g/t and 12 m of 4 g/t Gold at Altan Nar

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX: ERD) ("Erdene" or "Company"), is pleased to provide an update on 2014 exploration activities at its wholly-owned Altan Nar gold-polymetallic project in southwest Mongolia.

Former Xinjiang governor urges eradication of terrorism

URUMQI, May 25 (Xinhua) -- A former governor of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has urged thorough eradication of terrorism for the region's stability.

Mongolia Brief May 23, 2014 Part II



Photo exhibition about Mongolia opens in Brussels

Ulaanbaatar, May 23 (MONTSAME) Dedicated to 25th anniversary of the Mongolia-European Union diplomatic relations, a photo exhibition on Mongolia has opened in the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The clock is ticking for the government of Mongolia

The Government of Mongolia, which received instructions to intensify and recover the economy in 100 days, is getting to work.

A.Munkhbat: Mongolian entrepreneurs are the pride of Mongolia

The following is an interview with the President of the Mongolian Youth Federation, A.Munkhbat, highlighting issues regarding the federation and future plans including the “Cycling Ulaanbaatar” project and the Asian Youth Forum.

Official: Iran Forerunner in Anti-Terrorism Campaign in Asia

Iran's New Ambassador to the UN Hamid Aboutalebi, whose visa has not yet been issued by the US government, described Shanghai CICA meeting as very successful.

Lone surviving China attacker held; security beefed up

Chinese police today said they have arrested the only surviving bomber who carried out one of the bloodiest attacks in years in the restive Xinjiang province, while an anxious government announced a security crackdown across China.

China copper smelters defer spot concentrate buys as betting on TC/RC rise

Reuters reported that Large Chinese copper smelters are deferring major spot market purchases of concentrates, betting on a rebound in processing fees that would make buying of the raw material in the second half more profitable.

Maintaining credit growth is key, Li tells business heads

Premier Li Keqiang said appropriate policy tools and timely fine-tuning have been developed to tackle capital shortages in the real economy, as the world's second-largest economy continues to face "relatively big" downward pressure.

Mubadala unit joins with Rosneft in energy deal

Mubadala Petroleum and Rosneft have agreed to cooperate in the exploration and production of oil and gas assets in Siberia and elsewhere, as the Russian state-owned producer looks to mitigate US and European sanctions through new trade links and diversified business.

Police identify Urumqi attack suspects

URUMQI - Police have identified five suspects who took part in a terrorist attack on Thursday that killed 39 innocent people and injured another 94, local authorities said Friday night.

Premier Li: Economy under pressure, needs policy fine-tuning

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhuanet) -- Premier Li Keqiang said today that China’s economy remains under downward pressure, and needs some policy fine-tuning.

Industry hopes for second wind

When Chen Lin said in a firm voice that all wind-generating sets are independently developed by his company, Premier Li Keqiang responded good-naturedly: "I just don't believe it."

Tectonic shift

ASIA TOOK billions of years to build. It started with Siberia and then huge land masses like Mongolia and China got added.

Rosneft signs flurry of deals in St Petersburg

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top oil producer Rosneft signed several deals at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum over the weekend, despite sanctions imposed on the company's chief executive Igor Sechin.

Putin’s Energy Trumps U.S. Sanctions as Rosneft Extends Reach

One by one, executives from some of the world’s largest energy companies climbed the dais to sign accords with OAO Rosneft (ROSN) chief Igor Sechin as Vladimir Putin stood behind his blacklisted ally, nodding approvingly.

Russian Rosneft signs agreements with BP

Rosneft and BP signed a head of agreement on the joint development of the Domanic beds in the Orenburg region during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, an Interfax correspondent reports from the signing ceremony.

Chinese premier says economy stabilised

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country's economy has stabilised but still faces great downward pressure, state radio reported Friday.

Premier Li urges sustainable development, better livelihood

BEIJING - Premier Li Keqiang said the country should continue pushing forward sustainable development and improving people's livelihood.

A journey within: Exploring the mysteries of Asia

It is nearly four hours before our passports are returned to us, duly stamped, and the train moves again.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Khan Files Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - Khan Resources Inc. (CSE:KRI) ("Khan" or "the Company") announced today that it has filed its financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the six months ended March 31, 2014 on SEDAR and has posted these documents to its website www.khanresources.com.

Russia and Mongolia Mull Creation of Free Trade Zone

Russia and Mongolia could sign a free trade agreement and create transport infrastructure between the Customs Union, Mongolia, and China, Russian's Economic Development Ministry said in an online statement.

Market Report, "Confectionery Market in Mongolia: Databook to 2017", Published

New Food research report from Canadean is now available from Fast Market Research

China says economy faces pressure, policy fine-tuning needed

BEIJING, May 23 (Reuters) - China's economy still faces "relatively big" downward pressures and timely policy fine-tuning is needed, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by state radio as saying on Friday.

Chinese Premier Says Economy Stabilized

BEIJING--Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country's economy has stabilized but still faces great downward pressure, state radio reported Friday.

Rosneft Expands Cooperation with Mongolia

Rosneft expands its presence at the oil products market of Mongolia.

Rosneft' NK : Rosneft Expands Cooperation with the Biggest Companies and the Government of Mongolia

Rosneft expands its presence at the oil products market of Mongolia.

Russia mulls Mongolia's accesion to CU free trade zone

MOSCOW, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Moscow and Ulan-Bator have been considering a free trade zone with the participation of Mongolia and the Customs Union (CU), Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev said Friday.

Mongolia's Eznis Airways suspends operations indefinitely

Eznis Airways (EF, Ulaanbaatar) has suspended operations with immediate effect citing "financial difficulties" caused by the harsh market conditions.

Meet Mongolian Reindeer Herders Fighting To Save Their Way Of Life

Deep in the Mongolian snowforest, the Dukha (also known as Tsaatan) people have herded reindeer for thousands of years.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Medical tourism figures on the rise

A 38-year-old woman from Khabarovsk, Russia, suffered from infertility throughout her 20-year marriage.

ACWF, Yili Group Send Love to Left-behind Children

Recently, the Organizing Committee of the National Community Care Campaign under the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. held a get-together for left-behind children with their parents, to mark the upcoming International Children’s Day.

N. Korean envoy leaves for Sweden to hold talks with Japan

A North Korean ambassador in charge of Japanese affairs on Friday left Pyongyang for negotiations next week in Sweden with senior officials from Tokyo.

Mongolia Brief May 23, 2014



Swiss Delegates Visit "One Window Service" Center

Ulaanbaatar, May 23 (MONTSAME) In a scope of the working visit, the Swiss delegates led by Ms Denis Luthe, the Director for East Asia Department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation /SDC/, visited a "One Window Service" center of the UB city's Chingeltei district on Thursday.

MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276) has dropped 8.955%. The last price is HK$0.183

[Dropping Stock] MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276)'s price dropped 8.955% at 11:50a.m .

Treacherous Triangle

This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in China, looking to deepen ties between his country and his neighbor to the south.

Putin To Share His Economic Vision At Boycotted Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to speak on May 23 at an international business forum in St. Petersburg that is being boycotted by the leaders of dozens of Western companies in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its role in the Ukrainian crisis.

Inner Mongolia Yuan Xing Energy : Yuan Xing Energy to Invest CNY850mn in Multiuse Urea Project

SHENZHEN, May 23, SinoCast -- Inner Mongolia Yuan Xing Energy Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 000683) said the board decided to adjust use of supporting capital from major asset consolidations. CNY 850 million will be used for a 300,000-ton synthetic ammonia and 520,000-ton multi-use urea project of Xingan Mengboyuan Chemical Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Henan Zhongyuan Chemical Co., Ltd. The rest CNY 200 million will be used to replenish working capital.

Russia mulls Mongolia's accesion to CU free trade zone

MOSCOW, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Moscow and Ulan-Bator have been considering a free trade zone with the participation of Mongolia and the Customs Union (CU), Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev said Friday.

Mongolian bishop details steady growth of local Church

Ulan Bator, Mongolia, May 22, 2014 / 08:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, prefect of Ulaanbaatar – the local Church covering all of Mongolia – spoke with Aid to the Church in Need earlier this month about the Church's growth in the country.

Chinese make international shearing debut

China made an encouraging debut in international shearing competition today as shearer Haishan Fu reached the semi-final of the Irish All Nations junior championship on the first day of the Golden Shears World Championships in Gorey, Ireland.

Russia and China seal historic $400bn gas deal

After 10 years of negotiations, Russia's Gazprom and China's CNPC have finally signed a historic gas deal which will provide the world's fastest growing economy with the natural gas it needs to keep pace for the next 30 years.

Senior figures from North Korea and U.S. meet for talks on

Government officials and private sector experts from North Korea and the United States will meet this Friday, to discuss ways to resume the six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program.

N. Korean Missile Unit May Be Sanctioned Over Rodong Tests

A U.N. panel has reportedly advised sanctioning a North Korean military missile unit for its March test of a pair of Rodong ballistic missiles.

Guest post: will Mongolia default?

In November 2012, Mongolia issued US$1.5bn of five and 10-year sovereign debt – cutely called “Chinggis bonds” after the 13th century Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.

Fort Collins residents head to chilly Mongolia

Three Fort Collins residents are about to think a Colorado winter is warm.

Minnesota Media Fails Hometown Man In Mongolia

It is a reasonable hope for citizens of any country that if they are working or traveling abroad and get into trouble, they will get help from their home country.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 22, 2014



Number of Mongolians in Japanese Sumo Reached 28

Wrestlers

May 22 (infomongolia.com) On May 11, 2014, the Natsu Basho or Grand Sumo Summer Tournament was started in Tokyo, and as of today, May 22, the Tournament is ongoing on its 12th day. This month’s completion is distinct, because three Yokozunas are competing same time, which was not recorded since 2001.

Centerra’s Mongolian ops crippled

TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canadian gold producer Centerra Gold this week reported that its Boroo mill, in Mongolia, would operate at about half its nameplate capacity for two weeks after the mill’s vacuum contractors broke.

Q&A: Xinjiang and tensions in China's restive far west

Hong Kong (CNN) -- China has once again been rocked by a violent attack targeting civilians after two SUVs plowed into people gathered at an open market in Urumqi, the capital of the western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

China calls for new Asian security structure based on group with Russia, Iran that excludes US

SHANGHAI – China's president called Tuesday for the creation of a new Asian structure for security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States.

China treads carefully as it pursues influence

SHANGHAI (AP) - China is carrying on a high-stakes balancing act aimed at building influence and access to resources abroad without damaging ties with its most important economic partner - the United States.

Xinjiang Unrest: Impact on Regional Energy Security

China has been rocked by two knife attacks in recent months, both of which can be tied to bubbling dissatisfaction among the Uighur-populated far western autonomous region of Xinjiang which borders several Central Asian states as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Mongolia.

MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276) has significantly risen 23.256%. The last price is HK$0.212

[Rising Stock] MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276)'s price greatly went up 23.256% at 09:49a.m.

Mongolia Mining Report Q1 2014 C&M: Latest Mongolia mining industry analysis presented

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“Track 1.5” US-N. Korea talks being held in Mongolia

Talks featuring government figures and private sector experts suggest a turn toward dialogue by the North By Park Hyun, Washington correspondent and Gil Yun-hyung, Tokyo correspondent A “Track 1.5” meeting between North Korea and the US reportedly started in Mongolia on May 21.

UVM Dance Students Head to Mongolia in Cultural Exchange

With the mesmerizing rhythm of his marimba literally -- physically -- central to the new work “Tract,” D.

Mongolia profile

1206-63 - Following unification of the Mongol tribes, Genghis Khan launches a campaign of conquest. His sons and grandsons create the world's biggest land empire.

Mongolian agency reps visit Elko

ELKO — Mongolians looked in Elko this week for ideas for social programs.

A Conversation with Tsagaan Puntsag, Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia

As The Asia Foundation recently marked its 20th anniversary in Mongolia, Country Representative Meloney Lindberg sat down with Tsagaan Puntsag, chief of staff of the President of Mongolia and former Asia Foundation grantee in the Government Palace to discuss the country’s growing economy and democratic transition.

Combating Trafficking in Persons: Sharing Experiences between Mongolia and Nepal

According to the U.S. Department of State’s most recent “Trafficking in Persons Report,” as many as 27 million men, women, and children are being trafficked worldwide.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Industry Report 2014

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d4hlg2/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Industry Report, 2013-2016" report to their offering.

Mongolia Brief May 21, 2014 Part II



Foreign Minister Meets Swedish Ambassador

Ulaanbaatar, May 21 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold Tuesday received Mr Lars Freden, the Concurrent Non-Resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Mongolia Tuesday.

China calls for new Asian security structure

SHANGHAI (AP) -- China's president called Tuesday for the creation of a new Asian structure for security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States.

China shares rise on coal plans, outlook for local software firms

May 21 (Reuters) - China shares rose on Wednesday, led by coal stocks after a news report said the National Development and Reform Commission plans to establish two or three national markets for coal trading.

Acappella concert hits Beijing

An acappella concert "Beautiful Grasslands, Sweet Home," organized by the Publicity Department of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the Ethnic Art Theatre of Inner Mongolia, presented a splendid performance at the Poly Theatre in Beijing on May 17.

MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276) has risen 5.298%. The last price is HK$0.159

[Rising Stock] MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276)'s price went up 5.298% at 02:32p.m .

MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276) has noticeably risen 12.583%. The last price is HK$0.17

[Rising Stock] MONGOLIA ENERGY (00276)'s price noticeably went up 12.583% at 03:58p.m .

Argun river in China's Inner Mongolia

The Argun river running along the China and Russian border in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has nurtured numerous wetlands in the region.

Show me the money! Strengthening EITI implementation in Mongolia

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global coalition of governments, companies and civil society working together to improve openness and accountable management of revenues from extractives.

Mongolia Brief May 21, 2014



Minister of Justice Meets President of Federal Criminal Police Office

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Justice Kh.Temuujin Tuesday received visiting Mr Jorg Ziercke, the president of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (Bundeskriminalamt).

N. Korea's senior nuclear negotiator spotted in Beijing

A senior North Korean nuclear negotiator unexpectedly arrived Tuesday in Beijing, with diplomatic sources saying he is apparently on his way to Mongolia.

N. Korea's nuclear envoy to meet ex-U.S. officials in Mongolia

BEIJING, May 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's chief nuclear envoy is scheduled to hold an informal meeting with former U.S. government officials on the sidelines of an academic conference in Mongolia this week, a diplomatic source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

New tours of wild west Mongolia

Yurt camps, vast, empty plains, wild ibex, rough roads, mud and the chance to join nomadic tribes in throat singing, horseriding and the time-honoured tradition of eagle hunting are features of new motorcycle expeditions to the ‘wild west’ of Mongolia in 2015 just released by Extreme Bike Tours.

MH370 book and films 'are heartless'

The wife of a Kiwi man on board Flight MH370 says the release of a book about the missing plane is "heartless" and too soon.

Stolen Skull of Long-Clawed, Ostrichlike Dinosaur Recovered

For decades, the dinosaur Deinocheirus has been known for its impressive reach, with arms and fingers that together measured more than 6 feet (2 meters) long, and claws with foot-long (32 centimeters) curves.

D.Byambasuren: We cannot complete a work we’ve tried to do for two years in 100 days

The following is an interview with former Prime Minister D.Byambasuren about current economic issues.

Russian servicemen to take part in int'l military drills in Mongolia

More than 65 units of military hardware belonging to troops of the Russian Eastern military district will take part in the active stage of a drill for liquidation of assumed "illegal armed formations" in the framework of international maneuvers "Selenga-2014", the press service of the Eastern Military District told ITAR-TASS, quoting an agreement reached by Russia and Mongolia in the second round of consultations on the joint maneuvers.

Who are the secret owners of political parties?

Who is the most influential person in Mongolia? For whom exactly does the authority make decisions for?

EBRD May Take Part in Serb Asset Sales If Conditions Are Right

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which invests in developing nations from Mongolia to Morocco, may take part in Serbian asset sales to help the economy as the country aims to join the European Union.

Still and Sparkling Wine Market in Mongolia: Databook to 2017 Mongolia Still and Sparkling Wine Market: New market data released

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Mongolia Brief May 20, 2014 Part III



Who are the secret owners of political parties?

May 20 (UB Post) Who is the most influential person in Mongolia? For whom exactly does the authority make decisions for? In order to answer these questions fully and accurately, we, the citizens, must at least be aware of who exactly is funding political parties that are producing authorities. In other words, we must know where political parties get their financing from.

Mongolia Growth Group Lays Groundwork for Strengthened Cash Flow

Calgary, Alberta CANADA, May 20, 2014 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (YAK - TSX Venture), ("MGG") or ("the Company") www.mongoliagrowthgroup.com , a real estate investment and development company participating in the dynamic growth of the Mongolian economy via ownership of institutional-quality commercial property assets in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, announces a re-alignment of its operating cost structure in North America and Mongolia with the goal of further improving cash flow.

Mongolian president invites Russia’s Putin in Mongolia and proposes to abolish visas

SHANGHAI, May 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbergdorj to discuss issues of cooperation between the two countries, including in the area of transport.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 20, 2014 Part II



Standing committee head meets senior teachers

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) Head of the parliamentary Standing committee on social policy, education, culture and science D.Battsogt Monday received a delegation of senior teachers.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Meet BEAST

Meet BEAST, Skills: Genius, Superhuman, Claws…He’s BEAST. Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine and Storm arrive to find mutants hiding in Mongolia, where they plan to send Professor X back to 1973 to stop Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask, which triggered the Sentinel Program.

'Beautiful Grasslands, Sweet Home' acappella concert hits Beijing

On May 17, an acappella concert called "Beautiful Grasslands, Sweet Home," organized by the Publicity Department of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Party Committee and the Ethnic Art Theatre of Inner Mongolia, presented a splendid performance in Beijing Poly Theatre.

Is Ulaanbataar Running Out of Water?

Once known for its abundant and immaculate waters, the Tuul River flowing through Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbataar is rapidly shrinking.

Coal dominates, but China investing in wind, solar power

Chifeng, China — For nearly three decades, Zhang Jianjie worked at a coal-fired power plant in the gritty industrial city of Datong, where the air quality ranks as some of the most foul in all of China.

From Galway to Mongolia for CF

Six friends from Galway are driving to Mongolia to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Galway.

Nomadic Expeditions Launches New Collection of Trans-Siberian Railway Trips

Travelers yearning to cross two bucket-list adventures off their lists-crossing the Trans-Siberian Railway and traveling to Mongolia-can now do so with Nomadic Expeditions'new collection of Trans-Siberian Railway trips.

50 years of diplomatic relations, 10 years of development cooperation: Switzerland and Mongolia celebrate a double jubilee

Bern, 19.05.2014 - In 2014, Switzerland and Mongolia celebrate their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of Swiss development cooperation in Mongolia.

Mongolia Brief May 20, 2014



Demo-Training on Safety for Tourists to Run

Ulaanbaatar, May 19 (MONTSAME) A demonstration-training on ensuring safety for tourists to prevent accidents caused by disasters will be held Monday in the “Corporate-3” hotel, Ulaanbaatar.

Consolidation Services Inc recruits Emerging Market and Mongolia Investments Specialist Jorge Ramiro Monroy to its Advisory Board

Jorge Ramiro Monroy joins the Advisory Board of Consolidation Services to assist with the deployment of the Company's Hertz Equipment Rental franchise operations throughout Mongolia.

Shanghai tightens security ahead of CICA summit

SHANGHAI, May 19 -- Shanghai has tightened security as it prepares for the upcoming 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be attended by several heads of state and leaders of international organizations.

UNM graduate student to spend summer in Mongolia studying ancient horses

Anthropology graduate student William Taylor is spending his summer field season in Mongolia searching for information about how early inhabitants interacted with horses.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 19, 2014 Part II



Premier informs on ‘100-day action plan’ in parliament

Ulaanbaatar, May 19 (MONTSAME) Mongolia’s Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag informed in the parliament last Friday on the 100-day sprint plan to revive the economy of the nation.

The Iran you won’t hear about from Ottawa

Art DeFehr is a very successful Manitoba businessman whose unusual curiosity takes him to places most Canadians would not want to go.

Strange rocks in Lama Mountain

Lama Mountain National Forest Park is 187 kilometers from Yakeshi City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.