Friday, February 26, 2016

COPPER PRICES PLUMMET ON CHINA WORRIES, OIL COLLAPSE

Copper prices fell the most in two weeks in London, as investors’ worries over China’s deepening economic slowdown and collapsing oil prices dampened sentiment across commodities markets.

Freegood Mines 'Undur Naran Project' Recognized 12.4 Tons of Gold Reserves by Government of Mongolia

A Korea-based resources company, Freegood Mines' Undur Naran Copper and Gold Project is recognized 12.4 tons of gold reserves by government of Mongolia.

Air Astana flies to Mongolia, Iran

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana will launch its first flights to Mongolia and Iran this summer.

Air Pollution: China and India Ranked Among World’s Worst In Air Quality

Air Pollution is all at all time high on the Asian Continent. China has reached record-breaking levels of air pollution that the monitoring equipment can no longer keep track.

Job Fair 2016 connects employers and employees

By B.ICHINKHORLOO

The Mongolian National Art Gallery’s 3rd floor was more crowded than usual with employers hoping to attract talented individuals looking for jobs.

Air pollution is endangering children’s health in Mongolia

By Enkhzul Altangerel

In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, children like Nandin-Erdene face air so dense with pollution that they cannot view the colour of traffic lights.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

AVAST TRICKS MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS ATTENDEES INTO REVEALING BROWSING INFO IN WI-FI EXPERIMENT

Being one of the biggest technology conferences in the world, you’d think those attending Mobile World Congress (MWC) would be pretty well-versed in the importance of digital security and keeping their private info out of the hands of tricksters.

Denison Mines Corp (DNN) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Denison Mines Corp (NYSE:DNN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday, MarketBeat reports.

BOI aims to push more Thai investment abroad

Board of Investment aims to push more Thai investment abroad

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TRQ) Shares Down 5.4%

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) shares traded down 5.4% during mid-day trading on Tuesday , Market Beat.com reports.

Polish central banker may challenge British incumbent for EBRD job

Feb 24 Poland's central bank chief may apply for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) presidency this year, a Polish minister said on Wednesday, challenging a possible bid by Suma Chakrabarti for a second term.

How the demand for debt has changed in low-income countries

Many low-income developing countries have joined the group of Eurobond issuers across the globe— in sub-Saharan Africa (for example, Senegal, Zambia, and Ghana), Asia (for example, Mongolia) and elsewhere, raising over US$21 billion cumulatively over the past decade.

U of M Recognized as Top Producer of Fulbright Student Awards

The UW is one of several dozen other research institutions that produced the highest number of Fulbright students this past year.

Mongolian Rock Keeps its Roots in “Live From UB” at the Asia House Film Festival

Kiss once sang “God gave rock’n’roll to everyone,” and according to the director Lauren Knapp’s documentary “Live from UB,” even the Mongolians received the gift. In a UK Premiere screening set to take place 24 February as part of the 8th edition of the Asia House Film Festival,

Southern Mongolia: Herders Protest Against Illegal Occupation of Land

On February 23, 2016, Mongolian herders from western Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Urad Middle Banner (“wu la te zhong qi” in Chinese) gathered in front of the local government building in Haliut Township (“hai liu tu zhen” in Chinese).

Disaster looms for nomadic herders in Mongolia

By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC

On the vast Mongolian grasslands, livestock are dying in the thousands due to an ever worsening winter ‘Dzud’.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gold Shines

Recently, one of my Emerging Trends Trader stocks outshined all others, figuratively and literally.

Nomadic Landrace

By Eileen Jenkins

Your dog may be able to catch a Frisbee, but can it preserve an ageless culture in the wilds of Mongolia?

Mongolia's home-owning dream could become a nightmare

Three months away from parliamentary elections, Mongolia's leaders are making some bold and expensive promises to turn the Mongolian dream of home ownership into reality.

Pitching Cricket to Mongolia

By Helen Wright

It was soon clear that there was nowhere I could sit in the small gymnasium at School No. 34 where I would be safe from flying balls.

Mongolia Seeks $1.3 Billion From China to Complete Coal Railway

Officials are in China for talks on funding for the project
Mongolia hopes for deal in next few weeks so work can start

FRONTIER CAPITAL DROPS LOTTERY VENTURE IN MONGOLIA

Australian firm Frontier Capital Group Ltd. has dropped its lottery and possibly casino venture in Mongolia.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

DECLINE OF COAL DEMAND IS ‘IRREVERSIBLE’

Demand for thermal coal is declining, a trend that appears to be “irreversible.”

Carbon Rise Keeps Water in Drylands

This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network.

FOUR FULBRIGHT SEMIFINALISTS FROM TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four Transylvania University seniors have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Russia’s borders: Mongolia looks to its old Big Brother to counterbalance China

This latest part of our series on Russia’s relations with its neighbours focuses on the huge empty land of Mongolia, Moscow’s original Soviet satellite state in the 1920s.

Tailored treatment just for you


Gene-sequencing company leads advances in precision medicine

Indian Grapplers Bag Nine Medals at Asian Wrestling Championship

India ended the Asian Wrestling Championship in seventh place overall with both the men's and women's freestyle teams finishing fourth, while the Greco-Roman team took sixth position.

Plastic Monofilament and Rod (Over 1 mm) Market in Mongolia to 2019 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

2.02.2016 18:20:24 - New Manufacturing market report from Global Research and Data Services: "Plastic Monofilament and Rod (Over 1 mm) Market in Mongolia to 2019 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts"

Denison Mines Corp (DNN) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Denison Mines Corp (NYSE:DNN) was upgraded byZacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday, AnalystRatings.Netreports.

IIB joins the IFI family

The International Investment Bank (IIB) wrapped up its “Year of Asia” with the 104th Council Meeting in Vietnam, completing the transition programme of the past two years to remake itself into a modern international financial institution (IFI) – with a trade finance twist.

Iran wins 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships

Another great victory for Iran wrestlers, as the freestyle team have won the title at the 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships held in Bangkok Thailand.

Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death

On November 5, 2015, 27-year-old researcher, Lkhagvasumberel Tumursukh, known to most as “Sumbee,” left his home in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia a day prior to a trip planned to the South Gobi, to the Tost-Tosonbomba mountain range where he kept watch over about 20 snow leopards he was researching for the Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation and its partner, the Snow Leopard Trust.

Saving lives with better flu diagnosis in Mongolia

Mongolia, a country of rugged, windswept expanses, is home to three million people and 50 million horses, camels, sheep and cattle.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hungary, Mongolia strike $25mn loan deal

Hungary has extended a $25mn credit line to Mongolia for the overhaul of a bioplant.

Walking home from Mongolia

Former geography teacher Rob Lilwall recounts his 4,500-kilometre walk from the Gobi Desert to Hong Kong, the equivalent of hiking from Birmingham to Tehran

Band from Mongolia crosses the language barrier with humour and horses

I was expecting an unusual concert and I wasn’t disappointed.

The Let’s Read! Asia Digital Library Expands to Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, February 1, 2016 — Today, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asiaprogram; Mongolia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science; and Library For All kick off Let’s Read!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Investment Forum Helps Raise Central Asia as Bridge Between China, Europe

ISTANBUL – The One Belt, One Road initiative to rejuvenate the old Silk Road, and efforts to convert the former Soviet republics of Central Asia into a bridge between China and Europe, were the main points discussed Thursday at a regional investment forum in Istanbul.

Almost One Million People Receive Kazakhstan Citizenship since 1992

ASTANA – A total of 963,540 people received Kazakhstan citizenship from 1992-2015, with the vast majority (858,661) being ethnic Kazakhs wishing to immigrate back to Kazakhstan (known in Kazakh as oralmandar or “returnees”).

WILL TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LTD GO DOWN ANYTIME SOON?

The stock of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TSE:TRQ) is a huge mover today!

Mongolia as a neutral state

Mongolia as a neutral state. I have long pondered this issue, exchanging views, carrying out studies and drawing conclusions. Now the time has come to discuss it publicly.

Denison Mines Corp (DNN) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Denison Mines Corp (NYSE:DNN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports.

Centerra Gold Inc. (TSE:CG) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Centerra Gold Inc. (TSE:CG) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports.

Yokogawa Electric : to Supply Turbine Control Systems for Mongolia's Largest Thermal Power Plant

The 4th Thermal Power Plant, Ulaanbaatar

The Asia Foundation and KOICA to Open New Women’s Business Center and Incubator in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar, February 18, 2016 — On the morning of February 18th, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the office of the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar to establish Ulaanbaatar’s first Women’s Business Center and Incubator to empower female entrepreneurs.

‘Mongolia should be known worldwide for its paleontology’

By Helen Wright

Dulamsuren Ganbaatar tucks her red hair behind her ear and thinks before answering my question: should criminals who smuggle fossils and dinosaur bones out of Mongolia receive tougher punishments?

Mongolia looks to Alaska for help handling domestic violence

Efforts to end domestic violence brought a delegation from Mongolia to Nome Monday.

The time Hillary Clinton drank warm horse milk in Mongolia

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Hillary Clinton once drank warm horse milk in Mongolia -- and it tasted "sort of like yogurt that you would leave out for a week."

Best Job Ever: Living With Mongolian Nomads

What’s it like to live among Mongolian nomads when you’ve spent most of your life in New York City?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

CHINA ‘NEEDS TO CUT OUTPUT OF MINERALS’

INCREASED Chinese mineral production is just as much a cause for the slide in prices as the aggressive expansions by western mining companies, says Investec’s global mining strategist Jeremy Wrathall.

ANGLO AMERICAN PLANS EXIT FROM COAL

Anglo American has signaled its intent to exit from coal production as the company aims to slim down to just 16 assets focused on its De Beers diamond, platinum group metals (PGMs) and copper businesses.

GREAT READ MONGOLIA IS AWASH IN MEDIA CHOICES, WITH EVEN A REMOTE YURT HOOKED UP TO 60 CHANNELS

Deep in a desolate, rocky canyon, about 10 miles from the nearest paved road and even farther from any power line, Altai Davaa and her brother, Tsagaana, eke out a simple life.

8th Asia Pacific Triennial Q&A: Mongolia’s Gerelkhuu Ganbold

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) flagship international contemporary art event, and the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific, and Australia.

Photo Blog: Building Digital Libraries in Mongolia

Since the end of the socialist regime in the early 1990s, urban migration in Mongolia has continued to play an outsized role in the country’s evolving economic and social identity.

RUSSIA SUSPENDS $170 MILLION IN MONGOLIA DEBT

Russia has written off the vast majority of Mongolia’s debt owed to Moscow, estimated at around $172 million according to documents uploaded on the Russian state legal archive site.

Podcast: Why Sky Burials Are Vanishing in Mongolia

In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, urbanization and environmental decline put a sacred ritual for the dead at risk

Mongolia Growth Group Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire) - Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. (the “Company”) (YAK – TSXV and MNGGF – USA), announced today that TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) has accepted a Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the “Bid”) to purchase up to 2,950,000 common shares (representing up to approximately 8.3 % of the 35,512,829 common shares of the Company currently issued and outstanding, or approximately 9.9% of the 29,825,579 common shares constituting the Company’s current Public Float (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange)) from time to time during the next 12 months. In accordance with the Policies of the Exchange, the maximum number of common shares that may be purchased under the Bid in any 30-day period may not exceed 2% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company when aggregated with all other common shares purchased under the Bid in the preceding 30 days.

Mongolia and mixed NOC team sprint make history in speed skating

Two small pieces of sporting history were made at the Hamar Olympic Hall Viking Ship: Speed skaters contested for the first time at any Olympic level a mixed NOC team sprint, and Mongolia won its debut medal at a Winter Games.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Centerra can go ahead with new gold mine in Mongolia

Canadian miner Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) can finally proceed with plans for developing its 1.6-million ounce Gatsuurt gold deposit near its Boroo Mine,Mongolia's parliament ruled Thursday.

Doctor becomes first winner of ice marathon in Outer Mongolia

An Edinburgh doctor has become the first man to win a gruelling marathon in Outer Mongolia.

This Is the Ultimate Trip to Mongolia

On the vast, remote steppe of central Mongolia, an unlikely adventure camp has been created by an equally improbable visionary. Welcome to Mongke Tengri.

IN MONGOLIA, BEWARE OF THE DZUD

No, that’s not a typo. It’s a rather dramatic weather event.

Despite Commodities Boom Years, Mongolia Still Faces Capacity Gap

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the impact of falling oil and commodities prices on resource-exporting countries.

Global Economic Volatility Poses Challenges for Mongolia

World Bank Report Calls for Sound Economic Management

Erdene Reports 99% Gold Recovery from its New High-Grade Bayan Khundii Gold Discovery

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Coal Prices Bottomed: China Metals & Mining Market Insight

Key Takeaway: Coal Prices

Mongolia’s Gatsuurt project faces uncertainty

According to the Ulan Bator Post (UB Post), the leading English-language Mongolian news site, Parliament’s addressed 2016 mining goals and the development of the Gatsuurt gold open-pit mine.

Mongolia and the World Bank — 25 Years on the Path Toward Prosperity

In order to know the way forward, it helps to review the past.

Mongolia Eurobond Price Tag Doubles Before Impending Sale: Chart

If Mongolia proceeds with its first dollar sale since 2012, it will have to pay almost double what it initially bargained for.