Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 23, 2014 Part IV



Parliament's autumn session agenda

September 23 (news.mn) The Council under the Speaker of the Parliament of Mongolia held a meeting on Monday. The council decided that the autumn session of parliament would open on October 1st and discussed scheduled draft bills.

Mongolia Brief September 23, 2014 Part III



Foreign Minister L.Bold Working in New York
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) While taking part in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold met Monday with his counterparts of the member- states of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

Mongolia Brief September 23, 2014 Part II



“Let's Cut the Chain” running to fight the sex trade
September 23 (news.mn) A group helping sex trade victims in Mongolia, Lantuun Dohio (Лантуун дохио) an “NGO network against human trafficking” are organizing the “Let's Cut the Chain” run to raise public awareness about human trafficking at National Garden Park, on September 27th.

Mongolia Brief September 23, 2014 Part I



Int’l Atomic Energy Conference Begins
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) Mongolia's delegation led by N.Tegshbayar, a head of Mongolia’s Nuclear Energy Authority (NEA), is taking part in the 58th international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna of Austria.

Mongolia Brief September 22, 2014 Part IV



Four countries are to create economic cooperation organization
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) Export-import banks of Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, China and Russia signed an agreement to establish Northeast Asian Export-Import Banks Council on September 18 in Yanji, China, said on Friday "businesskorea.co.kr" website.

Mongolia Brief September 22, 2014 Part III



Defense Minister of Turkey, Ismet Yilmaz to Conduct Official Visit to Mongolia This Week
September 22 (infomongolia.com) Delegates from the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey headed by Minister Ismet Yılmaz are paying an official visit to Mongolia on September 25-26, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 22, 2014 Part II



Zavkhan hosts “Mongolian Teenage Chess Players-9999”
September 22 (news.mn) “Mongolian Teenage Chess Players -9999” was organized in 24 soums in Zavkhan aimag and the results for players entering the final rounds of competition were announced on September 20 and 21st.

Mongolia Brief September 22, 2014 Part I



Mongolia at 35th General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) Parliamentarians Ts.Tsomon and J.Batzandan took part in the 35th General Assembly of the ASEAN's Inter-parliamentary Assembly on September 15-19 in Vientiane, Laos.

Mongolia Brief September 19, 2014 Part IV



Government Resolves to Increase Reserve Volume for Imported Oil Products
September 19 (infomongolia.com) At the Cabinet meeting held on September 18, 2014, it was ratified to renew reserve volume for imported oil products due to increased demand.

Mongolia Brief September 19, 2014 Part III



Mongolia and Turkey to Cooperate in Defense Sector
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 19 (MONTSAME) The cabinet meeting on Thursday approved a Mongolia-Turkey intergovernmental agreement on the financial cooperation in the military sphere and a protocol on realizing a financial assistance. 

Mongolia Brief September 19, 2014 Part II



Summary of State Visit of President of China Xi Jinping to Mongolia Introduced at Cabinet Meeting
September 19 (infomongolia.com) The regular Cabinet meeting of the Government was held on September 18, 2014, where over 40 issues were discussed and the first issue revised was the state visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to Mongolia conducted on August 21-22, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 19, 2014 Part I



President Receives Politicians from DPRK
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 19 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj received Thursday the North Korean delegates led by Mr Kang Sug Joo, a member of political bureau and a secretary for International Affairs of the Worker’s Party of Korea.

Mongolia Brief September 18, 2014 Part IV



Tales on Horseback takes reading on the road
By Michelle Borok
September 18 (UB Post) A donated city bus from Belgium is finding a second life in Mongolia

Mongolia Brief September 18, 2014 Part III



Stock exchange news for September 18
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 18 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Thursday, a total of 2,054 shares of nine JSCs were traded costing MNT four million 505 thousand and 023.00.

Mongolia Brief September 18, 2014 Part II



Mongolian Associations Overseas Gather Here
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 18 (MONTSAME) A forum themed “Creative Collaboration” ran Thursday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, jointly organized by the Ministry and “Tsakhim Urtuu Kholboo” (E-relay services and communications) non-governmental organization.

Mongolia Brief September 18, 2014 Part I



Speaker Receives Russian Buryat Delegation
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 18 (MONTSAME) The Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold received Wednesday a delegation headed by Ms E.Ludupova, a member of People’s Khural of Russian Republic of Buryatia.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 17, 2014 Part II



DP Faction Head Works in Dornogobi
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 17 (MONTSAME) While parliament is still having a break, a head of the Democratic Party’s faction at the State Great Khural D.Erdenebat left Wednesday for Dornogobi aimag.

Mongolia Brief September 17, 2014 Part I



Minister of Labor at Worldskills General Assembly
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 17 (MONTSAME) Mongolia has become the 69th member of the WolrdSkills General Assembly. 

Mongolia resolves tax dispute with Rio Tinto by reducing tax claim

The Mongolian Government has resolved its tax dispute with Rio Tinto by reducing its tax claims from $130m to $30m, clearing the way for the $4bn expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine project to resume.

Rio Tinto, Turquoise Hill settle Oyu Tolgoi mine tax dispute with Mongolia

  • Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and its Turquoise Hill (NYSE:TRQ) subsidiary move closer to getting the Oyu Tolgoi copper project back on track, after Mongolia's vice minister of mining confirms a tax dispute has been resolved for a $30M payment, far less than the $130M the government originally said was owed.

Mongolia Holdings, Inc. Recruits Business Council of Mongolia Executive Director, Jim Dwyer, to its Advisory Board

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Mongolia Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MNHD) is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time Mongolia resident and investment banking expert, Jim Dwyer, to its Advisory Board.

Genie Energy Signs Agreement for Additional Oil Shale Exploration in Mongolia

NEWARK, N.J., Sep 16, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Genie Energy Ltd. GNE, -2.99% said today that its subsidiary, Genie Oil Shale Mongolia, LLC (GOSM), has signed a prospecting agreement with the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia (PAM).

First Mongolia-Russia-China trilateral meeting held during SCO Summit

Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj attended the 14th summit of the Council of Heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States and hosted the first trilateral meeting of the three state heads of Russia, China and Mongolia, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Mongolia: The Next Asian Tiger?

The news of July’s agreement in principle of the Mongolia-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was merely another addition to Tokyo’s stable of trade agreements in Asia. But for Mongolia, the trade pact with Japan is of far more significance—and not merely because it was with the world’s third largest economy.

Oyu Tologi Receives Decision From Mongolian Tax Authority

VANCOUVER, BC, Sep 15, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Turquoise Hill Resources TRQ, -0.76% TRQ, -0.76% (TRQ) announced that today Oyu Tolgoi has received a written decision from the Mongolian Tax Authority on the pending tax act. Following translation of the ruling, Oyu Tolgoi will review it in detail and evaluate the implications of the decision.

Rio Tinto and Mongolia settle Oyu Tolgoi mine tax dispute

Rio Tinto is a big step closer to getting its Mongolian copper project back on track, after a Mongolian minister confirmed that a tax dispute had been resolved. Mongolia's vice-minister of mining, Oyun Erdenebulgan, confirmed to reporters in Mongolia that the developing nation would settle for a $US30 million payment ($33 million) from Rio; much less than the $US130 million the government originally said was owed.

Architects turn Gateshead into Mongolian yurt camp

Architects turned a small corner of Gateshead into a Mongolian yurt camp as they invited children to learn more about the Far Eastern country’s rich nomadic culture.

U.S. Company Evacuates Staff From Mongolia Before Being Kapla-sized

Fluor FLR 0%, a company based in Irving, Texas USA, has reportedly removed all foreign personnel from Mongolia rapidly at the first hint that the government of Mongolia may have a tax inquiry for the company.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 16, 2014 Part III



Ambassador of Cuba to Mongolia, Omar Laura Marrero Accredited
September 16 (infomongolia.com) On September 16, 2014, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Mongolia, Mr. Omar Laura Marrero presented a Letter of Credence to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj.

Mongolia Brief September 16, 2014 Part II



Hakuho Cup held for its fifth year
September 16 (news.mn) The State Sumo Championships Hakuho Cup, named after the 69th Grand Champion of Japanese professional sumo wrestling, Hakuho M.Davaajargal, will be held for the fifth year.

Mongolia Brief September 16, 2014 Part I



Standing Committee Head Receives Myanmar Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) A head of the parliamentary Standing committee on justice D.Ganbat Monday met a delegation headed by Mr U Win Mra, a chairman of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC).

Mongolia Brief September 15, 2014 Part III



Sergey Bubka Visits Mongolia Next Week
September 15 (infomongolia.com) Upon the invitation of Mongolian Athletics Federation, Sergey (Serhiy) Nazarovich Bubka, a Ukrainian former pole vaulter, who held the world record of 6.15 meters  for almost 21 years until February 2014, is arriving in Mongolia on September 22, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 15, 2014 Part II



Statistics on Air and Climate
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 15 (MONTSAME) The highest precipitation of 89.8 mm was recorded in Tsetserleg soum of Khovsgol aimag this August, according to the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. 

Mongolia Brief September 15, 2014 Part I



Mongolia’s Current Status of Observer at Shanghai Cooperation Organization Enough for Now, Says President
Ts.Elbegdorj
September 15 (infomongolia.com) On September 11, 2014, the Heads of State of Mongolia, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China for the first time sat behind a roundtable trilateral meeting upon the initiation of Mongolia’s President Ts.Elbegdorj right before the 14th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization took place in Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan.

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part V



‘Street’ project replaces congested traffic circle with 4-way intersection
By M. Zoljargal
September 14 (UB Post) New intersection doubles number of drivers passing per hour

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part IV



Mongolian delegation to visit Russia
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 12 (MONTSAME) At invitation of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Russian Federation V.Zorkin, a delegation led by Mr.J.Amarsanaa, the Head of the Constitutional Court of Mongolia, will pay an official visit to Moscow September 15-20.

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part III



Reps of DPRK Central News Agency Visit
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 12 (MONTSAME) The head of President’s Office Mr P.Tsagaan received Friday the representatives of the N.Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, led by Mr Kim Chang Gwang, the director of the agency.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part III



Reps of DPRK Central News Agency Visit
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 12 (MONTSAME) The head of President’s Office Mr P.Tsagaan received Friday the representatives of the N.Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, led by Mr Kim Chang Gwang, the director of the agency.

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part II



O.Burmaa wins bronze at 2014 Wrestling World Championships
The 2014 Wrestling World Championships-Women's Freestyle continues in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
On Thursday, winners in the women's freestyle 53 kg, 58 kg and 75 kg events were named.

Mongolia Brief September 12, 2014 Part I



President Ts.Elbegdorj Arrives in Dushanbe
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 12 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj Thursday arrived in Dushanbe to participate in the 14th Summit of the Council of Heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States continuing in the capital city of Tajikistan.

Mongolia Brief September 11, 2014 Part V



Peace Run participants head to Zamiin-Uud

By B. Tungalag
September 11 (UB Post) Mongolian athletes, participating in the worldwide run for peace, headed to Zamiin-Uud from Ulaanbaatar on September 10.

Mongolia Brief September 11, 2014 Part IV



Increase to electricity rates cancelled

By B. Mendbayar
September 11 (UB Post) The Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection Mongolia (AFCCP) and Financial Regulatory Commission have stopped the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) move to raise residential and commercial electricity fees following the discovery of industry violations and lack of AFCCP approval for the price increase.

Mongolia Brief September 11, 2014 Part III



Chairman of Rio Tinto Group seeks negotiations over Oyu Tolgoi issues

September 11 (news.mn) Chairman and Chairman of the Nominations Committee of Rio Tinto Group, Jan du Plessis, plans to come to Mongolia later this September.

Mongolia Brief September 11, 2014 Part II



King Epics Palace Opens

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 11 (MONTSAME) The opening ceremony of the “King Epics Palace” epics’ hall ran Thursday in Bogdkhaan’s palace museum, co-organized by Department of Cultural Heritage in the Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism, The Cultural Heritage Center and Bogdkhaan’s Palace Museum.

Mongolia Brief September 11, 2014 Part I



President to Attend SCO Summit
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 11 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj left Ulaanbaatar Thursday to attend the 14th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which is to be held in Dushanbe of Tajikistan on September 11-12.

Mongolia Brief September 10, 2014 Part III



Peaceful Demonstration Held at Chingis Square
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) A civil movement named “Let’s unite our wills” organized a peaceful demonstration at Chingis Square Wednesday.

Mongolia Brief September 10, 2014 Part II



Mongolian Stock Exchange Extends Partnership with London Stock Exchange Group
September 10 (infomongolia.com) On September 09, 2014, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and the Government of Mongolia represented by Ministry of Finance have signed an extension to their strategic partnership agreement between LSEG and the Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE).

Mongolia Brief September 10, 2014 Part I



Open-door meeting for foreigners to run
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) An open-door meeting will run to give residing here foreigners all the information and advice about visa and residency authorization, personal letter of invitation, residency license September 13 at the Ministry of Justice.

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part V



Who does the State Specialized Inspection Agency work for?
September 9 (UB Post) The mission of the State Specialized Inspection Agency (SSIA) is “Enforcing law and ordinances in Mongolian territory and supporting a comfortable environment for people, society’s sustainable development and business, and creating conditions to live in a secure environment and consume healthy food.”

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part IV



Mongolia has now potential to diagnose and treat hearing impaired children
September 9 (UB Post) A project to improve the development of disabled children launched on September 4 at School No.29 for children with special needs in Sukhbaatar District.

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part III



Stock exchange news for September 9
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 9 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Tuesday, a total of 15 thousand and 847 shares of 13 JSCs were traded costing MNT six million 125 thousand and 661.30.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part II

As of Today, Total 45,068 Foreign Citizens from 116 Countries Reside in Mongolia
September 9 (infomongolia.com) On September 08, 2014, the Citizenship and Migration General Authority of Mongolia (Immigration Office) made a statement that as of today, a total 45,068 foreign citizens from 116 countries are residing in the territory of Mongolia.

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part I



J.Batzandan MP Meets General Consul of Australia
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 9 (MONTSAME) A member of the State Great Khural J.Batzandan Monday received Mr Burchill Tony Reinhold, the General Consul of Australia to Mongolia, in the State House.

Frontier Bonds Wear Parachute Pack

At the frontier of the world's bond markets, high risk sometimes comes with a safety net.

LSEG extends partnership with Mongolian Stock Exchange

Strategic partnership extended by a further three years
Chultem Ulaan, Mongolian Finance Minister opens London trading
Builds on three years of successful technology, regulatory and business development

Arshatu Stone Forest in Inner Mongolia

Covering 15 square kilometers, the towering and savage-looking Arshatu Stone Forest strikes a strong contrast with its surroundings of mild green vegetation in Chifeng city of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Mongolia Brief September 8, 2014 Part III



Mongolia’s Ministry of Justice and Affiliated Organs Host Open Day This Saturday on September 13th

September 8 (infomongolia.com) From 9 o'clock in the morning until 05:00 pm, the Ministry of Justice in association with affiliated Implementing and Regulatory Agencies and Authorities are organizing Open Day at Chinggis Square on September 13, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 8, 2014 Part II



“History of Europe” opens

September 8 (news.mn) Mongolia and the EU mark the 25th anniversary of their cooperation this year.

Mongolia Brief September 8, 2014 Part I



Speaker Addresses Opening of Plant of Molybdenum Concentrate
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) While in Orkhon province with a working tour, the Speaker of parliament Z.Enkhbold last Friday participated in an opening of a molybdenum concentration plant at the “Shim-technology” LLC.

About 20% of Chile’s largest copper mines closed or reconverted by 2025

Close to 20% of Chile’s largest copper mines will be closed or reconverted by 2025, as the country faces a challenging scenario, marked by falling ore grades at its aging mines, sliding copper price and rising costs.

Met coal could be reaching a cyclical low

A particular type of coal – called metallurgical coal or coking coal – is used in the process of manufacturing of steel.

Joy Global sees strength in copper price

The price of copper has dug itself out of a hole since hitting a near four-year low of $2.93 a pound in March.

Former North Shore classmates complete Mongol Rally for River House shelter

Two North Shore men recently traveled from London to the capital of Mongolia in a subcompact car, more than 7,000 miles on a good day.

Mongolia Mining Report Q4 2013 Mongolia mining market: New market research published

(live-PR.com) - The Mongolia Mining Report has been researched at source and features our mining and commodity forecasts for metals, minerals and gems, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, exports and values.

Research and Markets: Mongolia Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report 2014

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Swag of memories from Mongolia ride

Farrier James Mitchell returned from a once-in-a-lifetime ride across Mongolia in the Mongol Derby, a 48-man race on untamed Mongolian horses.

An overview of the Law of Mongolia on Investment Funds

Hogan Lovells
Anthony Woolley and Solongoo Bayarsaikhan

Lenham resident Merrilyn Boorman will screen A Wild Mongolian Moose Chase at Canterbury's Gulbenkian Cinema in support of Kent Wildlife Trust

A Mongolian moose is not an animal you would typically associate with Kent, with badgers, voles and hedgehogs usually stealing the limelight.

Interview: Factories dumping untreated waste in Tengger Desert

An investigative report in the Beijing News says a number of chemical plants are continuing to dump untreated waste in the Tengger desert, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A forecast of when we’ll run out of each metal

Here is one interpretation of when we’ll run out of each metal or energy source.

Mongolia balances between the dragon and the bear

Mongolia was a Soviet satellite for decades but now fears economic domination by China, with last week’s visit by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, hard on the heels of Xi Jinping, highlighting its delicate balancing act, analysts say.

Gazprom and China to Ponder Mongolian Pipeline to Deliver $400 Billion Gas Deal

Russian energy behemoth Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) are to decide if their gas pipeline that is delivering their $400 billion agreement will run through Mongolia.

Leaders of China, Russia, Mongolia likely to hold 3-party meeting

China and Mongolia are calling for a three-party meeting among presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia in the near future, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Thursday.

North Korean group to visit Europe, Mongolia

Pyongyang: In a bid to improve its diplomatic relations, a delegation of North Korea's ruling party Saturday left here to visit Europe and Mongolia, the official KCNA news agency reported.

Prosecutors: Dinosaur skull smuggled into US

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a 65-million-year-old dinosaur skull was smuggled into the U.S. by a French company that tried pass the fossil off as a cheap replica.

Mini adventurers are back from Mongolia

A group of friends from Castletown who drove two 20-year-old Minis 9,000 miles to Mongolia have arrived back from the trip of a lifetime.

Ill Supervision Blamed for China Desert Pollution

Authorities in north China's Inner Mongolia has said loopholes in regulations are the culprit, which results in a massive pollution of its desert due to sewage discharge, the Beijing News reports on Saturday.

Factories investigated for emptying waste water in Inner Mongolia desert, following newspaper report

Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again being discharged into the southern Tengger Desert.

Mongolia Brief September 5, 2014 Part V



FM pays tribute to war veteran P.Shagdarsuren
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 5 (MONTSAME) On occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory on Khalkh River Battle, the Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold Friday received Hero of Mongolia, war veteran and Ambassador P.Shagdarsuren to pay tribute to him.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

Africa-focused Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) said Thursday it has completed an empowerment deal on its Platreef project in South Africa, which leaves 26% of the venture in hands of local communities.

Departures S2 Ep7 - Mongolia - Meals On Wheels

Mongolia: Meals On Wheels - Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach stay with the Tsatsaan Reindeer tribe for a couple more days before the long trek back to Ulaan Bator.

EU and Mongolia celebrate 25th anniversary of cooperation

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will pay an official visit to Mongolia from 7 to 9 September and have meetings with the Mongolian leadership, including Minister for Foreign Affairs Luvsanvandan Bold, Minister for Education and Science Luvsannyam Gantumur and Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Tsedevdamba Oyungerel.

Out of steppe

It is boom time in Mongolia. As the country throws off the shackles of its Soviet communist past, construction is proceeding at an astonishing rate and the list of millionaires is growing.

DPRK delegation to visit Europe, Mongolia

A delegation of the ruling party of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday left here to visit Europe and Mongolia, the official KCNA news agency reported.

Putin’s visit to amplify Mongolia- Russia trade

Russia and Mongolia committed to boosting trade to 10 billion USD by 2020, during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s five-hour visit to Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday.

Top EU Official To Visit Mongolia Next Week

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will visit Mongolia from September 7 to 9, the 28-member European bloc said in a statement on Friday.

From Limerick to Mongolia and everything in between

THREE Limerick men returned home to a heroes welcome after they completed the Mongol Rally, driving from Limerick to Mongolia in the process, and raising €12,000 for charity.

Mongolia radio official part of worldwide ministry from Longview

No one told Batjargal Tuvshintengel there is a God, and it never really occurred to him to wonder as he grew up in a satellite of the former Soviet Union.

Overview of Putin’s visit

After their one-on-one meeting, Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj and Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin attended a signing ceremony for documents on bilateral relations and cooperation.

The USSR's legacy in Mongolia

Mongolians are fiercely proud of their fledgling democracy.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 5, 2014 Part IV



G.Oyuntungalag: I waited for fellow Mongolians to visit French museums for two years
September 5 (UB Post) The following is an interview with G.Oyuntungalag, the first Mongolian to acquire the status of a museum docent approved to serve as a guide and educator for all monuments in France, such as the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles.

Mongolia Brief September 5, 2014 Part III



Overview of Putin’s visit
By Ch. Khaliun
September 5 (UB Post) After their one-on-one meeting, Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj and Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin attended a signing ceremony for documents on bilateral relations and cooperation.

Mongolia Brief September 5, 2014 Part II



Waseda University’s Male Chorus of over 50 Singers to Perform in Ulaanbaatar
September 5 (infomongolia.com) The Waseda University Glee Club in association with Morin Khuur Ensemble and students of Mongolian Music and Dance College are staging a joint performance at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulaanbaatar at 03:00 pm on September 07, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 5, 2014 Part I



Mongolia and Russia Sign Agreement on Strategic Partnership for Modernization and Development of Ulaanbaatar Railway
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 5 (MONTSAME) In frames of the working visit of the Russian President Putin to Mongolia, the Ministry of Roads and Transport of Mongolia signed an agreement on outlining a strategic partnership for the modernization and development of Ulaanbaatar Railway (UBZD) with the Russian Railways.

KMS installs ultrafiltration modules at major steel mill in Inner Mongolia

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS), announced the installation of its PURON® HF ultrafiltration (UF) modules at a major steel mill in Inner Mongolia, China, according to a press release.

G.Oyuntungalag: I waited for fellow Mongolians to visit French museums for two years

The following is an interview with G.Oyuntungalag, the first Mongolian to acquire the status of a museum docent approved to serve as a guide and educator for all monuments in France, such as the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles.

Agri varsity delegation visits Mongolia

A three-member delegation of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University (HPAU), Katoch, led by vice-chancellor KK Katoch is on a visit to Mongolia to hold talks with officials of Mongolian University of Agriculture Sciences for cooperation in the field of teaching, research, extension and business.

Aspire Mining’s Ovoot to benefit from Russia-Mongolia rail agreement

Aspire Mining’s (ASX:AKM) shares are expected to trade high after its Ovoot Coking Coal Project in Mongolia received a boost after being recognised as a key user of a new rail transit corridor to Russia.

Mongolia must integrate water into energy development plans – ADB

Mongolia is being urged to take steps to include water resource considerations when planning energy and mining developments.

Overview of Invest Mongolia conference

“Friends of Mongolia have gathered here in this hall…” said CEO of the Representative Office of Standard Chartered international bank in Mongolia, Shin Bonggun on stage at the two-day Invest Mongolia conference held at Blue Sky Tower.

Regional Report – Mongolia: the resource curse

Ng Weng Hoong explains why investor interest in Mongolia is falling.

Mongolia balances between the dragon and the bear

Mongolia was a Soviet satellite for decades but now fears economic domination by China, with this week's visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin, hard on the heels of Xi Jinping, highlighting its delicate balancing act, analysts say.

Skull Of T-Rex Relative Smuggled Into United States From Mongolia

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Federal prosecutors say a 65-million-year-old dinosaur skull was smuggled into the U.S. by a French company that tried to pass the fossil off as a cheap replica.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 4, 2014 Part III



Presidential Visit of Russian Federation to Mongolia Concludes Successfully
September 4 (infomongolia.com) President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and accompanying delegates comprised of high-level Government representatives have conducted a 6-hour working visit to Mongolia on September 03, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 4, 2014 Part II



Special Advisor Heumann to Arrive to Advocate Disability Rights
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 4 (MONTSAME) The US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Wednesday announced that it will host Ms Judith Heumann, the Special Advisor on Disability Rights, from the U.S. Department of State on this September 4-7.

Mongolia Brief September 4, 2014 Part I



'Discover Mongolia 2014' kicks off
The 12th Annual International Mining Investors Forum “Discover Mongolia 2014” kicks off today at the Mongolian Children's Palace.

Russia, Mongolia to strengthen relations in various sectors

ULAN BATOR, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday held talks with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on strengthening cooperation in various sectors.

Gina Rinehart shuts down Mongolian vehicle

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart has quietly shut down her Mongolian mining exploration operation.

Russia to lift restrictions on Mongolian livestock supplies — Putin

ULAN BATOR, September 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will lift restrictions on Mongolian livestock supplies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Bromley men drive 10,000 miles to Mongolia in Nissan Micra for charity

Two men from Bromley, who drove from London to Mongolia in a Nissan Micra, have raised over £5,000 for charity.

Mongolia Holdings, Inc. and “MNHD” are the New Name and Ticker Symbol for Consolidation Services, Inc.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Drilling at Berkh Uul, Mongolia

Viking Mines has issued a letter of intent to Ellehcor LLC for the provision of drilling services for its Berkh Uul coal project in northern Mongolia.

Mongolia: Greener grass or dry desert steppe?

For some, the grass always appears greener for mining projects in distant and foreign jurisdictions.

Mongolia’s ‘Cashmere Princess’ Expands 1436

ORDOS, China — The sweeping plains of Inner Mongolia are not the first place you’d look for signs of the next international luxury brand.

CORRECTED-Rio Tinto appoints new chief of Mongolia Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

(Corrects paragraph 5 to show Kinnell not in charge in Sept 2013.)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Putin Discusses Energy, Economic Ties With Mongolian Counterpart

Russian state oil giant Rosneft intends to expand its presence in Mongolia, President Vladimir Putin told journalists after holding talks with his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, in Ulan Bator on September 3.

NATO, Ukraine’s Frozen Conflict, and the Georgia Precedent

President Obama gave a fairly strong speech this morning in Estonia, calling out Russian aggression and rejecting talk of “spheres of influence.”

Russia's Putin follows China's Xi to Mongolia

Ulan Bator: Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the signing of a series of agreements with Mongolia on a whistle-stop visit Wednesday, just two weeks after a trip by Xi Jinping from its other giant neighbour China.

Putin makes 5-hour working visit to Mongolia

ULAN BATOR: Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Mongolian counterpart on Wednesday during a five-hour working visit to a traditional friendly neighbour amid soaring tensions with Washington and Nato over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.

Russian President Putin arrives in Mongolia for official visit

ULAN BATOR, September 03./ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on Wednesday with an official visit in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, where he was greeted with a solemn ceremony on the central square.

Life in Ulaanbataar's tent city is hard – but Mongolians won't give up their gers

“The ger is really special for Mongolians,” says Tagtokhbayar Tuvaan, 63, over a bowl of salty milk tea in his home on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolian president hopes Putin’s visit to boost bilateral strategic ties

ULAN BATOR, September 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said his country wants to boost further its strategic relations with Russia and was looking forward for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Mongolia, scheduled for September 3.

Russia, Mongolia to sign visa-free travel agreement as part of Putin’s visit

MOSCOW, September 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and Mongolia are planning to sign an agreement on visa-free travel as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit scheduled for September 3, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday.

Putin Cites Victory Over Japan to Court Mongolia

President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo.

Russia to Grant Mongolia Military-Technical Assistance

ULAN BATOR, September 3 (RIA Novosti) – The protocol for the provision of military and technical assistance to Mongolia on a grant basis was signed Wednesday after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

Putin hails Soviet victory over Japan in courting Mongolia

(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo.

Russia's Putin in Mongolia for 5-Hour Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Mongolian counterpart on Wednesday during a five-hour working visit to a traditional friendly neighbor amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.

Mongolia Brief September 3, 2014 Part IV



"Burkhan Khaldun" Mountain will be considered for inclusion in World Heritage Site
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) Officials from UNESCO Tangible Cultural Heritage Center in the letter to our Minister of Education and sciences have said this mountain will be considered for the inclusion in the World Heritage site next year.

Mongolia Brief September 3, 2014 Part III



Mongolia-Russia relations and cooperation documents signed
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) In frames of the working visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Mongolia, the two countries’ Ministries and state bodies Wednesday established documents on the bilateral relations and cooperation.

Mongolia Brief September 3, 2014 Part II



President to visit Russia May of 2015
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME/) The President Ts.Elbegdorj is to visit Russian Federation in May of 2015.

Mongolia Brief September 3, 2014 Part I



Who is included in Putin's group?
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) The President of the Russian Federation Mr Vladimir Putin is to start the working visit to Mongolia on Wednesday at the invitation of Mongolia's leader Ts.Elbegdorj.

Mongolia Brief September 2, 2014 Part V



Caesarean section in Mongolia
September 2 (UB Post) Chimgee (name changed for privacy) is 34 and the mother of two children. Her first child was born when she was 28. Even though she did not face difficulty giving birth naturally, she underwent caesarean section (c-section) for her first pregnancy, according to her wishes and her doctor’s advice. The c-section was successful at that time.

Mongolia Brief September 2, 2014 Part IV



Habits of successful university students
September 2 (UB Post) University is officially starting, and that means endless hours of studying, dealing with your academic and social life, and trying your best to get a good grade point average (GPA).

Mongolia Brief September 2, 2014 Part III



Secretary-General of National Security Council of Turkey Pays Official Visit to Mongolia
September 2 (infomongolia.com) Representatives of National Security Council of the Republic of Turkey headed by Secretary-General and Governor Muammer Turker are conducting an official visit to Mongolia on September 02-04, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 2, 2014 Part II



Intellectual open tournament results
Ulaanbaatar, September 2 (MONTSAME) Mongolian intellectual athletes have won the first place by team score in an open tournament which ran in Mumbai of India on August 31.

Mongolia Brief September 2, 2014 Part I



Ministry of Environment and Green Development reports
Ulaanbaatar, September 2 (MONTSAME) The amount of sulphuric gas reduced by 40%, a nitrogen dioxide in air--by 26%, a particulate less than an average--by 28%, and a particulate more than an average--by 33% in Ulaanbaatar's this year winter against that of 2012.

Mongolia Brief September 1, 2014 Part III



Banzuke for 2014 September Grand Sumo Tournament Released Today
September 1 (infomongolia.com) On September 01, 2014, the Japan Sumo Association has released the Banzuke - rankings of professional sumo wrestlers for 2014 Aki Basho or Grand Sumo September Tournament to take place in Tokyo city on September 14-28, 2014.

Mongolia Brief September 1, 2014 Part II



Mongolian Stock Exchange to Extend Master Service Agreement with London Stock Exchange
September 1 (infomongolia.com) In 2011, Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE) signed a strategic partnership Master Service Agreement with London Stock Exchange Group to develop the MSE by launching international standard and practice.

Mongolia Brief September 1, 2014 Part I



Ambassador S.Enkhbat Presents Letter of Credence to King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
September 1 (infomongolia.com) A non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Sodnom ENKHBAT has presented a Letter of Credence to the King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on August 29, 2014.

Mongolia Brief August 29, 2014 Part IV



Taxpayers thrown under the bus for Metro Map Project trial
August 31 (UB Post) Residents in the capital are very unhappy with the ten-day Metro Map Project, public transportation system experiment for reforming and improving services, organized from August 22 to 31.

Mongolia Brief August 29, 2014 Part III



D.Bat-Erdene meets with Deputy PM of Turkey
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 29 (MONTSAME) Being on a visit to Turkey, the Defense Minister D.Bat-Erdene Thursday met with Mr Bulent Arinc, a Deputy PM of Turkey and head of the Turkish side of the joint committee for economic and trade cooperation.