Friday, March 11, 2016

Denison retains Canadian focus

Denison Mines will focus on its activities in Canada's Athabasca Basin in 2016, according to the company's end-of-year analysis.

Share of European countries in IIB nears 50% as Hungary pays in capital

The share of European's countries ownership of International Investment Bank (IIB) has almost reached 50% after its newest member Hungary paid in its share capital this month.

Tibet supporters march in Taiwan's capital to mark uprising day

Taipei, March , 2016 — Hundreds of Tibetans and Taiwanese supporters from more 20 civic groups and lawmakers marched through downtown Taipei, on Sunday, in a call to free Tibet and uphold human rights in Tibet, to mark the 57th anniversary of Tibetan national Uprising Day, protest against the occupation of Tibet in 1959.

Three Canadian provinces in top ten of Fraser Institute’s Policy Perception Index

TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Three Canadian provinces rated tops in the Fraser Institute’s Policy Perception Index (PPI), although Australia surpassed Canada in 2015 to become the most attractive region in the world for investment. 

The Am Law 100: Profits Dip at Shearman & Sterling

After two strong years of catch-up, Shearman & Sterling's turnaround plan hit a speed bump in 2015.

5 Leadership Lessons No One Ever Taught Donald Trump

I despise Donald Trump. For me, it's not a party line issue.

Hockey up high

ZURICH – Ice Hockey could be headed to the Himalayas.

Housing -- the new price of education

Parents want the best for their kids, and, for some, the cost is no issue.

Sri Sri Mega world event all set to begin tomorrow

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) showing green flag, the World Culture Festival organised by the Art of Living (AOL) Foundation on the Yamuna flood plains is all set to commence from tomorrow, although controversies are still revolving around the three-day mega event.

Denison Mines Corp (DNN) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “DENISON MINES CORPORATION is the premier intermediate uranium producer in North America, with mining assets in the Athabasca Basin Region of Saskatchewan, Canada and the southwest United States including Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

Terror threat? On eve of mega event, Yamuna floodplain turns into a security fortress

With terror threat looming large, there has been a heightened level of security preparedness at Yamuna floodplains where the World Culture Festival 2016, being organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living, is due to kick off from 11 March.

Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal : Yitai Coal terminates preference shares issuance

[ET Net News Agency, 10 March 2016] Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal (03948) said it decided to terminate the issuance of preference shares in light of the downward trend of market interest rate recently, and considering that the cost of issuing preference shares is higher than that of other financial instruments.

Mongolia puts e-learning to the test

In Mongolia's rural provinces, not everyone is familiar with computers and journalists are less digitally connected than their counterparts in the capital Ulan Bator.

D.Batjargal: Mongolia could be a wealthy location for business development

By B.Martha

Anviz Biometrics Tech Protects Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia

The Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB) has new biometric access control systems for its rooms and elevators, as well as a time and attendance tracking system, via Anviz Global technology.

Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures on which nomadic herders rely

Daashka and his brother tear across the Mongolian steppe on a motorbike in a desperate search for somewhere to graze their herds.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

GLOBAL MINING EXPLORATION DOWN 19% IN 2015

The latest World Exploration Trends report from SNL Metals & Mining reveals that the global exploration sector continues to struggle against strong market headwinds.

COPPER, NICKEL PRICES RETREAT ON WEAK CHINESE EXPORT DATA

Well, that was shortlived. The rally that had investors clambering back into mining stocks came to an abrupt end today, as disappointing export data from China showed continuing signs of weakness in the world’s top commodities consumer.

India duo post Asian records to win gold at IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships

India enjoyed success on the third day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships as Anandan Gunasekaran and Ramkaran Singh earned golds in Dubai.

Gobbling up a windfall: Oil prices destined to stay low for now, India must not let this opportunity go

Ah, cheap oil, forever, whatever. The American wish is finally coming true.

CWA hold seminar on Mongolia

State International Officer, Mrs Joy Granger, gave a Welcome to Country before welcoming all present at the Country of Study Seminar on Mongolia held on Saturday, January 30.

Cambodia and Mongolia sign air accord

PHNOM PENH, 9 March 2016: Cambodia has signed a bilateral air service agreement with Mongolia that could theoretically pave the way for direct flights between the two Asian countries.

Appeal for justice in the killing of journalist in Mongolia

This statement was originally published on GIC's Facebook page on 29 February 2016.

Slowing Chinese demand of coal to hurt Mongolia — report

Mongolia's pipeline of new coal projects and the potential development of Rio Tinto's Tavan Tolgoi coal project will see the country's overall coal output grow at an accelerated pace.

For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was sounded: The effects of climate change will only worsen if nothing is done to address the problem.

Dormitory Seeks to Keep Young Adventists in Church in Mongolia

After seeing 70 percent of university students vanish in the city, church leaders pin their hopes on a new dormitory.POSTED MARCH 7, 2016

Hockey Night in Mongolia

You know you're far from a hockey hotbed when the closest sporting goods store is a 15-hour train ride away in Siberia.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mongolia Settles Dispute with Mining Company

Mongolia reached a settlement over an arbitration award requiring the government to pay $100 million to Canada-based Khan Resources, according to Reuters.

Khan Resources to receive US$70M to settle Mongolia dispute

The Mongolian government will pay Canada’s Khan Resources Inc. to resolve a seven-year dispute over lost mining licenses, signaling a new willingness to attract foreign investment.

Monday, March 7, 2016

IRON ORE PRICE JUMPS TO NEW 2016 HIGH

The rally in the price of iron ore continued on Thursday with the Northern China benchmark import price advancing to a four-and-a-half month high.

Holm qualifies USA at 85 kg with semifinal win at Pan American Olympic Qualifier in Texas

Jordan Holm of the USA battles Yorgen Cova of Venezuela in the Greco-Roman 85 kg semifinals at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors

Khan Announces Settlement of International Arbitration Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2016) - Khan Resources Inc. ("Khan" or the "Company") (CSE:KRI) announces that Khan and the Government of Mongolia have signed an agreement whereby all outstanding matters pursuant to the international arbitration award received by Khan shall be resolved and terminated. The Finance Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Bolor Bayarbaatbar, said, "The Government of Mongolia and Khan Resources Inc. successfully reached an agreement that effectively resolves all outstanding issues in regards to the international arbitration awards.

Lanark film-maker’s Mongolian journey - video

LANARK film-maker Robert MacDonald and two companions grappled with Mongolian wrestlers on a trip of a lifetime to that country – wearing their kilts.

Mongolia and the New Russian Oil Diplomacy

VIENNA, March 05, 2016 - Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement in early late January 2016 that would resettle Mongolia’s debt to Russia which totaled $172 million, 97 per cent of Mongolia’s total debt.

Air service agreement inked with Mongolia

Cambodia has signed a bilateral air service agreement with Mongolia that could pave the way for direct flights and increased tourist traffic between the two Asian countries, and open opportunities for investment, a government official said on Thursday.

Report: North Korean diplomats smuggling luxury goods through Mongolia

SEOUL, March 4 (UPI) -- North Korean diplomats in charge of smuggling sanctioned goods into the country are using a route to Mongolia to transport the items.

Ukraine is not Demanding Compensation from Mongolia for the Sacking of Kyiv in 1240

The press attache of the Mongolian embassy in the Russian Federation Lhagvasuren Namsrai announced that the Ukrainian parliament has asked the Mongolian legislature to compensate Ukraine for the murder of Ukrainians by Batu Khan and his forces during the sacking of Kyiv in 1240 by the Golden Horde.

Friday, March 4, 2016

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, her film depicts a new generation of rock musicians in Ulaanbaatar, who are bridging the divide between their local cultural identity and the globalized world they live in.

S.Tugs: Mongolian technology should remain in Mongolia

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New Territory for Long-Term Study in Mongolia

A 1,500-square-kilometer area of Mongolia’s Gurvansaikhan Mountains is home to multiple snow leopards and young, according to a first glance at photographs from last spring’s research cameras.

Steamboat Mountain School students: Greece, Mongolia and Tanzania

While most students were staring at chalkboards last spring, Steamboat Mountain School students were sea kayaking in Greece, riding horses with Mongolian nomads and hunting with Hadzabe tribesmen in Tanzania.

Mining company wants Ottawa to halt Mongolia aid over dispute

Canadian uranium company Khan Resources Inc wants Ottawa to suspend aid to Mongolia if it fails to reach a settlement with the Asian country for cancelling Khan's mining license, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Philadelphia Orchestra to visit Mongolia, first step to a residency

The Philadelphia Orchestra has seen many firsts, but few could have imagined this one.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Turquoise Hill could be the new black for acquisitive miner Rio Tinto

Almost a decade after Rio Tinto took its first bite of Ivanhoe Mines speculation is building that Rio may seek to grow its stake in the company that is now known as Turquoise Hill Resources.

KT SAT signs transponder lease deal with Mongolian satellite TV operator


By Lee Min-hyung

Xanadu Mines on bonanza gold discovery streak in Mongolia

Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) has revealed some spectacular rock chips from the newly discovered quartz-carbonate-sulphide veins at Oyut Ulaan copper-gold project (90% XAM), which is located within the Dornogovi Province of southern Mongolia.

Gobi Coal & Energy Awarded US $11.5 Million In Hong Kong Arbitration

HONG KONG, March 2, 2016/PRNewswire/ --

Mongolian farmers study rice cultivation to boost domestic production

Mongolian farmers and agricultural experts have made several attempts to cultivate white rice in Mongolia over the last 10 to 15 years. In partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, they aspire to reduce rice imports and boost domestic production.

Mongolia officially pays off its 3.8 million USD debt to Russia

By E.OYUNDARI

MONGOLIA: EXPEDITION TO ATTEMPT VIRGIN ALTAI PEAKS

In June 2016, a team of ambitious adventure travellers will make the first commercial summit attempts on two unclimbed Mongolian peaks, led by UK-based expedition company, Secret Compass.

Aid agencies brace for devastating Mongolian 'dzud' this winter

Global aid agencies are responding to a call for assistance by Mongolia as harsh winter weather raises fears for the safety and livelihoods of the country's traditional pastoralists, who have already been hit hard by a drought last year.

Buddhism Scholar Wins Grant to Study in Mongolia

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Early in the 20th century Buddhist monastics in Mongolia and Tibet engaged with European and Slavic intellectuals, exchanges that reframed the study of Buddhism and Inner Asia and continue to influence scholars today.

Embassy Of Mongolia Confirms Demand From Kiev For Reparations

The press attaché of the Embassy of Russia in Mongolia, Lhagvasuren Namsrai, has confirmed the information about the country’s Parliament receiving an official letter from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the requirement to pay compensation for the destruction of Kiev by the troops of Batu Khan.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Economists review political and economic conditions of Mongolia

By B.KHASH-ERDENE

Mongolia: Extreme Winter Condition Emergency Appeal n° MDRMN005

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 833,945 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,500 people (5,100 households) for 12 months, with a focus on detailed assessments, food security, nutrition and livelihoods, and community preparedness and risk reduction.

Kincora's new Mongolia licence on trend with Oyu Tolgoi

The new licence, Ulaan Khudag, is 15km along the mineralised trend from the huge Rio Tinto-controlled mine

Xanadu Mines on bonanza gold discovery streak in Mongolia

Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) has revealed some spectacular rock chips from the newly discovered quartz-carbonate-sulphide veins at Oyut Ulaan copper-gold project (90% XAM), which is located within the Dornogovi Province of southern Mongolia.

Where eagles dare: adventures in Western Mongolia

Mongolia is gradually increasing in popularity for more adventurous travellers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gobi Coal & Energy To Expand Across Energy Resources Value Chain

HONG KONG, February 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Corruption will not be diminished in Mongolia until 2020

In 2015, Mongolia had a score of 39 out of 100 on the corruption index published by Transparency International, and was ranked 72nd among 168 countries.

Mongolia Will Be Represented In At Least One Counter-Strike Major This Year

Despite being denied the opportunity to compete at the US$1 million MLG Columbus tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive courtesy of the US Embassy, Mongolia’s top Counter-Strike team will be able to show their wares at the equally large Valve-sponsored major in Katowice, Poland.

Mongolia's livestock in danger after drought, harsh winter

ULZIIT, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian herder gazed out of his felt tent at the half-eaten carcass of what was his riding horse, now lying in blood-stained snow and being devoured by hungry dogs.

Four wheels and the highway

After a traffic fine and a perfect shot of St Basil’s Cathedral in Russia, RISHAD SAAM MEHTA continues his drive through vast barren lands onto dusty Mongolia

Mongolia Growth Group Ltd Just Recorded A Sigfniciant Increase

The stock of Mongolia Growth Group Ltd (CVE:YAK) is a huge mover today!

Disaster looms for nomadic herders in Mongolia

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Documentary Style Film Shows the Raw Beauty of Mongolia

Still in his early 20’s, filmmaker Nessim Stevenson has documented much of the world through his photography and documentary style films.

After Brutal Dzud Winter, Mongolia Seeks Foreign Aid

Across the Mongolian plains, livestock are succumbing to a brutal winter, bringing economic struggle and ruin to the country’s agrarian base, which constitutes one-fifth of its gross domestic product.

Mongolia herders adjust to city life

In the suburbs of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, there's a steady increase in the construction of traditional nomadic Mongolian gers, or yurts. The problem is, these dwellings are never designed for city living.