Monday, April 30, 2012

Regent: Dorrance Dance Friday

It is the only film festival in the USA to focus specifically on bike travel -- in one night, you'll travel from Mongolia to India, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and through Egypt during Arab Spring.


Mongolia is moving in two or three contradictory directions. The first one is the classical position of maintaining a good relationship with Russia, the powerful northern neighbour.

China’s Looming Conflict Between Energy and Water

In its quest to find new sources of energy, China is increasingly looking to its western provinces. But the nation’s push to develop fossil fuel and alternative sources has so far ignored a basic fact — western China simply lacks the water resources needed to support major new energy christina larson

Mongolia Discussing Law To Cap Investment By Foreign State-Owned Firms In Strategic Assets - Sources

SINGAPORE – The Mongolian parliament is discussing a law that will cap investment by foreign state-owned firms in strategic assets, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that could potentially derail Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd.'s bid to buy a controlling stake in SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (1878.HK).

Mongolian coal group Tavan Tolgoi eyes 2013 market debut

* Eyes IPO in first quarter
* Still considering listing in Hong Kong, London, Ulan Batar
* Adds Jefferies, Barclays as bookrunners

Swedish fund FMG targets Mongolia consumers, Iraq

(Reuters) - Swedish fund manager FMG expects strong growth in Mongolian and Iraqi stocks even though the former faces the uncertainty of parliamentary election while the latter continues to be plagued by security issues.

Georgia to share experience in combating corruption with Mongolia

The first round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Georgia and Mongolia will be held in Ulaanbaatar on Friday, April 27, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze told journalists.

DP caucus takes recess on minister’s issue

Some MPs have submitted a proposal to resign Justice and Internal Affairs Minister Ts.Nyamdorj and parliament discussion deadline of the issue was ended on Friday.

Ministry organizes health checkup

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and health organizations of aimags and districts organized an arrangement to checkup citizens’ health.

Draft proposals of VAT submitted to the Speaker

On Friday, Chief of the Cabinet Secretariat Ch.Khurelbaatar submitted to Speaker D.Demberel some draft proposals including bond market and small and medium production development.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ In frames of the “Three treasures” project, initiated by the Citizens' Representative Khural of Bayankhongor aimag, scholars have organized a consultative meeting in the UB city on planting licorice, ephedra and sea-buckthorn and production opportunity.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Prime Minister S.Batbold said the Mongolians and servicemen "are always proud of our military generals".


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Mongolia-Austria business forum will run on May 18 in Mongolia's National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) in Ulaanbaatar.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The U.S Secretary of State Ms. Hillary R.Clinton has appreciated Mongolia's successful chairmanship over the Community of Democracies (CD), and underlined that activities of Mongolia are supporting and encouraging many countries.


Diversification is awkward for a company named after the product it makes and the country it makes it in.

10 Firms Richer than Several Nations

Bangalore: Many of the companies generate more revenue than any other country and also hold assets which value more than the country’s assets.

Bullish on energy — and China

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The decade’s top performer is still bullish on energy — and on China.

Looking to Frontier Markets for Next Big Thing in Investing

The difficulty with investing in the next big thing is that it is often not recognized as that until after it has become a current or former big thing.

MPs dodge blame in electronic ID debacle

The Great Khural passed amendments to the Electoral Law on December 24th 2011. One of the notable changes was introducing a new electronic voting system.

M. Ariunbayar: Suspension of SouthGobi Sands license was a warning sign to Ivanhoe Mines

The following is an interview with the acting Director of the Mineral Resources Authority M. Ariunbayar. Translated from the Undesnii Shuudan newspaper.

Beng pushes gender equality in policy-making

House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao and District IRepresentative Beng Climaco has called on women lawmakers nationally andinternationally advance advocacies that are close to their hearts specificallygender equality.

“The violin is the love of my life”

Baigali Ochkhuu is one of Mongolia’s young and talented violinists. She performed her first solo concert ‘Songodog Egshiglen’ at the Opera and Ballet Theatre last January.

Marie Hughes wins Miss Ireland crown

The stunning 21-year-old beat off competition from 33 other beauty queens to take the title.

Unique performance of ‘Domog shig ugluu’

‘Domog shig ug­luu’(Morning like a legend) a drama which uses interpretive and traditional dance; directed and choreographed by M.Munguntsetseg, Distinguished Cultural Worker of Mongolia, dance choreographer of ‘Tumen Ekh’ Ensemble, and dance teacher of Mongolian University of Culture and Art, has been performed on stage at the Mongolian University of Art and Culture.

S.Ariunaa: Products Exported From Ulaanbaatar Reek of Smoke and Pollution

An interview with the fashion designer S.Ariunaa, known as Aiunaa Suri by her friends and in the fashion world, who has worked with renowned fashion designers in Germany. 

Mongolia’s inevitable future: innovation or pressure

As we are well aware the Mongolian economy is growing, mining operations are expanding, foreign investments are more than ever before, tourism and domestic industrial production is expected to boom in the next several years and just about everything in Mongolia is increasing – including poverty.


Officials in South Sudan say China has agreed to loan it $8bn (£4.9bn) for major development projects.

Elementary music teacher Lois Orth-Lopes brings the world to her classroom

Lois Orth-Lopes has swum into the mouth of a Mayan cave in Belize. She has explored the Shrine of Imam Reza, the holiest site in Iran.

Maskey is new non-resident Nepali envoy to Mongolia

KATHMANDU: President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav on Sunday appointed Dr. Mahesh Kumar Maskey the non-resident Nepali ambassador to Mongolia.

Olympic door still open for Suarez

MANILA, Philippines - Although lightweight Charly Suarez fell a win shy of booking a ticket for the London Olympics in the recent Asian qualifiers, the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) is hoping he may be considered as a late entry in the event of a reallocation of unused quota places by AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe), the world amateur governing body for the sport.

'Rabidly Partisan Politics' Could Leave Mongolia Struggling With The Resource Curse

POLITICS in Mongolia has been rough-and-tumble since 1990, when the country escaped Soviet domination to become a vibrant if imperfect democracy.

Case in Point: How lousy growth can make for a great stock

The big idea: In April 2011, an equity investor can buy stock in America’s fastest-growing company, Ivanhoe Mines, or the most rapidly contracting company, Questar.

Horn to Study in Mongolia

SHOSHONE • Colton Horn of Shoshone High School was selected as one of 28 students from eight states in the Pacific Northwest who will travel to Mongolia this summer.

Football: Lutfi simplifies team’s goals in President’s Cup

KARACHI: KRL coach Tariq Lutfi has made qualification into the next round of the President’s Cup sound simple.

Khan you kick it? The best of the Trans Mongolian Express

Over the years, I’ve found myself in some strange situations abroad. I’ve had my hand inside the mouth of a wild leopard in the African bush; fallen off a moving train outside Mumbai; and been chased by corrupt police in Myanmar.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Deposit sizes based on the Standards for Size Clasification of Mineral Deposits recommended by the National Mineral Reserves Commission of China in 1987.

“2012 Clean WORLD Movement,” People of the World Take Action All Together to Cope With Climate Change

Simultaneous performance in 150 countries around the world in agreement with “Good environment completes true welfare” The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation accelerates global environmental welfare activities like agreement with Gabonese Republic to cope with climate change

Will Bo Xilai affair open the 'black box' of China's leadership?

The biggest political scandal to break in China for decades has rocked the leadership of the ruling Communist Party and riveted a country unaccustomed to such public drama.

Nepal offers to train Indian peacekeepers

Nepal has offered to train Indian Army officers who will take part in the United Nations peacekeeping operations under various international assignments.

Watters off to Mongolia

DESPITE the negative hype surrounding the crowning of the Miss World Fiji contestant, director and organiser of the pageant, Andhy Blake said preparations for young Torika Watters would go as planned.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Xstrata Coal Seeks Operating Partner for Donkin Coal Interest

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — Xstrata Coal Donkin Management Limited ("Xstrata Coal") and Erdene Resource Development Corp. ("Erdene") (TSX:ERD) today announced that Xstrata Coal is seeking an operating coal company to assume its interest in the Donkin Coal project ("Project").

Globo-chic lets you travel the world without leaving home

You don't have to leave your house this year to have an exotic experience. You can have at it home with the new trend called globo-chic.

For Investors, a Narrow Road Into Myanmar

Emerging Markets

Looking for the latest Asian frontier market? Mongolia is so 2011; check out Myanmar instead.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A two-day consultative meeting themed “Access to information on environment, public participation in decision-making” finished on Thursday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Millennium Challenge Corporation award of the USA has gone to the Millennium Challenge Account-Mongolia. A granting ceremony took place on April 25 in Washington D.C.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Ambassador of Mongolia to the USA Kh.Bekhbat has stressed that the economic growth of Mongolia is expected to reach 15 per cent this year, and it will increase to 17.5 per cent.


POLITICS in Mongolia has been rough-and-tumble since 1990, when the country escaped Soviet domination to become a vibrant if imperfect democracy.

IOC Announces Olympic Highlights of the Week

On 24 April in The Hague (Netherlands), IOC President Jacques Rogge took part in a talk and round table. The Prince of Orange, an IOC member, also attended.

Eight Places Where Americans Can Still Bank Offshore

“Should we crawl into bed with the IRS?”

Book Review: 'World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents'

Investors in international markets would do well to read Christopher Mayer’s "World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents" (Wiley, 2012).

They feel the need for tweed

THREE Leamington men will be going full tweed ahead for two charity challenges this summer.

Chalco Swings to Quarterly Loss; First-Half Remains Unprofitable

Aluminum Corp. (2600) of China Ltd., the nation’s biggest producer of the lightweight metal, swung to a loss in the first quarter and said it may be unprofitable in the first half because of weak prices and higher fuel costs.

Old king coal gets knocked off its throne

Markets have soured and the investment boom may be over for now, writes Paddy Manning.

Author Christopher Mayer Advises Investors to Look at Mongolia and Columbia

Christopher Mayer has been writing the Capital & Crisis newsletter since 2004, and in that time he has travelled the globe looking at emerging markets for investment opportunities.

An incredible journey – ECS students take ambulances to Mongolia

A group of University of Southampton students are preparing to undertake a 10,000 mile journey this summer, with the aim of delivering two ambulances to the people of Mongolia.

Eltham artists visit Mongolia

TWO Eltham artists will become the first Australians to exhibit at the National Museum of Mongolia.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mongolia’s economic sector indicators by March 2012

In the first quarter of 2012, at national level natural losses of adult animals down by 134.9 thous.heads or 52.3 percent to 123.0 thous.heads compared to same period of the previous year.

Mongolia’s social indicators by March 2012

In the first quarter of 2012, 17661 mothers delivered 17737 children (live births) increased by 1835 mothers or 11.6 percent, and 1856 children or 11.7 percent, compared to same period of the previous year.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ A draft law on the election of Citizens Representative Khural of the capital city was submitted on Friday to the Parliament Speaker D.Demberel.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Plans for Hyatt Regency Riyadh

The hotel is expected to open in 2013 and is the seventh Hyatt-branded hotel under development in Saudi Arabia.

Freestyle wrestlers from Mongolia compete in Qualifying Tournament for London Olympics

The London Olympics come a step closer even whilst talks about the Beijing Olympics have not yet faded away.

D.Gankhuyag: Intellectual Property in Mongolia has the potential to reach global markets

The following is an interview with D.Gankhuyag, the head of the Accredited Agency of Intellectual Property.

Porsche Mongolian Push Shows Chinese Wealth Heading West

Forget Beijing or Shanghai. Porsche AG, Maserati and Bentley Motors Ltd. are taking the fight for China’s rich to the deserts of Inner Mongolia.

The Parliament to supports draft of Foreign Investment law

Mongolian Parliament yesterday to supported a draft law on Regulation of Foreign investment in strategic companies and an amendment to the Law on Foreign investment.

A warm welcome to #16

A new snow leopard has been fitted with a GPS tracking collar in the South Gobi region of Mongolia!

N.Enkhbayar remains in Detention center

By the Sukhbaatar district court decision ex-president N.Enkhbayar remains in Detention Center in Tuv province another two months.

Skies not so friendly

Airplanes once had propellers, airports had skycaps and it was: “Fly the friendly skies of United.” Now it’s supersonic jets, roll-on wheelies and cranky Unitees.

Zoo welcomes rare camel baby

The first camel born since 1983 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has no humps, but not to worry.

HK shares seen higher, but set for 1st weekly loss in 4

HONG KONG, April 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start higher on Friday, tracking Wall Street gains spurred by strong U.S. housing data, but are set for their first weekly loss in four in turnover that has remained consistently thin all week.

Eumeralla Resources on the hunt for Mongolian minerals, admitted to the ASX

Eumeralla Resources (ASX: EUM) has been admitted to the official list of the ASX and is set to begin trading on Thursday 3 May.

Zoom in on Mongolia

A group show of artworks from the People's Republic of Mongolia is being held at Beijing Imperial City Art in downtown Beijing.

Mongolia opens capital consulate

THE sprawling central Asian state of Mongolia is stepping up its drive to entice Scottish companies to invest in its rapid economic expansion by opening a consulate in Edinburgh today.

AMA Announces New Global Alliances

CHICAGO, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The American Marketing Association (AMA), the largest professional association for marketers in North America, announces the formation of two new global alliances to better connect AMA members with marketers and thought leaders throughout the world.

AFC Soccer in Beijing: Guam Over Saipan 2-0; But Falls to Hong Kong and Mongolia

Guam - Guam’s U14 Boys national soccer team encountered a rocky start to the 2012 AFC Festival of Football in Beijing, China but ended day one of competition on a positive note with a 2-0 win over the Northern Mariana Islands.

Missionary sees new perspective in Mongolia

McPherson, Kan. —Shawn Delehoy sees the world from a different perspective.

Erdene Schedules Conference Call to Provide Update on Donkin Coal Project

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — Erdene Resource Development Corp. ("Erdene" or "Company") (TSX:ERD), invites you to participate in its live conference call with senior management providing an update on the Donkin Coal Project on Friday April 27, 2012 at 10:30am Eastern Standard Time (11:30am Atlantic Standard Time).

Rapid Travel Chai - RapidRequest: Any suggestions for 5-6 days in Urumqi?

The Rapid Traveler referred reader Jb to the Points, Miles & Martinis award booking service for a stellar Star Alliance business class redemption from New York to Beijing, Urumqi ( Xinjiang Province) and Shanghai.

Mongolia policy worries hit SouthGobi deal

* Mongolia eyes rules to review investments by foreigners
* Legislation in parliament this week
* Chalco says bid contingent on winning regulatory nod
* Chalco says approval terms must be satisfactory to it

Our little pony takes a 3D ride

How will we keep the native Thai horse down on the farm after it’s been to Los Angeles and Paris?

Ilao's 3 goals lift Cougars

The Academy of Our Lady of Guam Cougars easily overpowered the Harvest Christian Academy Eagles, improving their record to 5-2-0 last night at the George Washington High School field in Mangilao.

Citi to Purchase 1.17 Million Tonnes of Carbon Credits in Innovative Microfinance Deal with MicroEnergy Credits and Mongolia’s XacBank

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--In a deal that combines microloans in Mongolia with the sale of carbon credits on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), Citi’s London-based Environmental Products Trading and Origination team, working with Citi Microfinance, has agreed to purchase 1.17 million metric tonnes of carbon credits over the next seven years from Seattle-based social enterprise MicroEnergy Credits.

Steppe in an ugly direction

POLITICS in Mongolia has been rough-and-tumble since 1990, when the country escaped Soviet domination to become a vibrant if imperfect democracy.

Mongolia: Inside The Budding Eco-Tourism Destination

If you thought Mongolia was nothing more than the land of Genghis Khan, think again.

Mongolia: mine ownership gets political

A nasty bout of resource nationalism in Central Asia is worrying investors brave enough to invest in frontier markets.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

President meets with citizens

President Ts.Elbegdorj met with citizens at the Government House on Wednesday. The meeting was held last year and it would be continued as a traditional meeting.

NEA reports its work

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of Mongolia informed journalists about its activity and Proxy head of the NEA G.Manlaijav told our correspondent that 16 organizations own uranium exploration and exploitation 101 licenses and two organizations are domestic and remaining is foreign.

Parliamentary and the capital elections would be run at same structure

The MPP and DP caucuses have decided a stuck issue of a draft election law and parliamentary and the capital managing officials’ elections would be run at same day.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Agricultural producers and entities held on Wednesday the 3rd consultation themed "Civil participation-family development".


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The parliamentary election of 2012 will run on June 28 nationwide.

China to issue rare earth special tax permit to regulate overproduction

China will start allocating value-added tax permits to rare earth companies in Sichuan and Inner Mongolia from May 1 in a bid to regulate overproduction of the mineral, sources told Platts Thursday.

Neil Harte, our man in Mongolia

Neil Harte pictured with a Mongolian girl during a visit to an orphanage.

El Cerrito-based Dance Group to Tour with Mongolian Troupe

Dancers from Katie's Dance Studio in El Cerrito who trained under teacher and choreographer Katie Maltsberger will perform in a special American-Mongolian "fusion" dance tour with a visting company of Mongolian dancers.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the cabinet backed in principle a draft law on exempting VAT and customs tax, and decided to submit it to parliament.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ Last month, the cabinet ran several important works and made many vital decisions, said Ch.Khurelbaatar, the head of the Cabinet Secretariat of Government.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The parliamentary Standing committee on state structure will discuss on Thursday when exactly to run the parliamentary election and how much money is needed for it.


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia /MONTSAME/ The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of India S.Bayaraa presented on Tuesday a letter of credence to Ms. Pratibha Patil, the President of India.

Dassault Systèmes To Acquire Gemcom Software International

Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DExperience Company, world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced its intent to acquire geological modeling and simulation company Gemcom Software International (Gemcom) for approximately US$360 million.