Alcohol Bans, Internet Blackouts Greet Election Day in Mongolia
Mongolia has suspended alcohol sales and internet hot spots to prevent negative campaigning and unrest as voters choose a new president after a contentious campaign marked by scandals and costly promises.
Amid apathy, Mongolians vote again to choose new president
Mongolians voted on Friday in a second round of presidential elections as voter cynicism runs high and investors watch for hints to the direction the northeast Asian country will take for its economic recovery. The poll is being seen as a referendum on the government’s economic recovery plans and the role of giant southern neighbour [...]
Mongolia votes in first-ever presidential runoff
Mongolians voted on Friday in the country’s first-ever presidential runoff after the first round of elections failed to produce a clear winner following campaigns tainted by corruption allegations.
Will a Battulga Victory in Mongolia’s Election Mark a Shift Toward Russia?
On June 26, the Mongolian presidential elections ended without a clear winner, triggering a second round of voting to take place July 7. Battulga Khaltmaagiin, the candidate from the center-right Democratic Party, received 39 percent of the vote, leaving him as the favorite for the next round. His opponent will be second-place finisher Enkhbold Miyeegombo [...]
EBRD supports Mongolian logistics company Terra Express
The EBRD is supporting the integration of Mongolia into the global economy with the provision of a US$ 7.6 million financial package to Terra Express, one of the leading local logistics companies.
Moody’s changes outlook on Mongolia banking system to stable
Moody’s changes outlook on Mongolia banking system to stable from negative
Relationship With China Looms Large in Mongolian Election
After an inconclusive vote in Mongolia’s June 26 presidential election, candidates from the north Asian country’s two most prominent political parties will face off in a second round on July 9.
Mongolia’s rumbling resource nationalism
Mongolian stocks tanked in the aftermath of the first-round presidential contest, cast as a referendum on the ruling People’s Party (MPP) IMF program-related economic policies, before stabilizing for a 2% gain through end-June on the Bloomberg 20 leading companies index.
“Mongolia have probably the biggest gold resources globally”
Already on 10 February 1922, the People’s Government of Mongolia signed a landmark resolution that brought a significant coal deposit in Nalaikh city under state control. By the end of the year, exploration on the deposit was complete, ushering in what is today considered the birth of the mining sector in the country.
Mongolia to hold presidential runoff in July
Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election marred by a “sabotage” attempt, electoral authorities said Tuesday.
With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday’s voting.
В Монголии начался завершающий раунд консультаций по планированию учения «Селенга-2017»
В городе Сайншанд (Монголия) началась завершающая планирующая конференция по подготовке к совместному российско-монгольскому учению «Селенга-2017», сообщает Интерфакс со ссылкой на пресс-службу Восточного округа.
Corruption scandals muddy Mongolia’s presidential vote
Mongolians pick a new president Monday after a campaign marred by corruption scandals plaguing all three candidates, from jobs for cash to offshore accounts and donations from an alleged cult.
From Prague to Mongolia, wild horses return to the steppes
A quarter-century-old project to repopulate the steppes of Mongolia with wild horses was kept alive as four animals made the long trip back to their ancestral home from Prague Zoo.
Mongolia President Vote Heads for Run-off as Populist Leads
A Mongolian businessman who ran a populist-tinged campaign for president led after the first round of voting, as the chief of the country’s ruling party waited to find out if he had made the run-off.
Mongolians fret over China investment as they prepare to vote
A few miles from Mongolia’s giant Tavan Tolgoi mine, about 2,000 trucks a day set off across the Gobi desert, delivering coal to China on a road so narrow and ridden with pot holes it has become an accident black spot.
Mongolia economy, graft in spotlight as voters elect president
Mongolians cast their votes on Monday in a presidential election seen as a referendum on the government’s economic recovery plans and China’s role in the country, but some disgruntled voters left their ballot papers blank in protest.
No decisive winner in Mongolia presidential vote forces second round
There was no outright winner in Mongolia’s presidential election on Monday, forcing the country’s first ever second-round run-off between the two leading candidates, the country’s General Election Committee said on Tuesday.
Pro-IMF Mongolia Party Looks to Consolidate Power Over Populists
The head of Mongolia’s ruling party could consolidate power in Monday’s presidential election. First, he must survive one of the ugliest campaigns in the country’s history.
Mongolians prepare to elect a new president
ADDRESSING more than 3,000 supporters in a packed arena five days before the first round of Mongolia’s presidential election on June 26th, Khaltmaa Battulga, the Democratic Party (DP) nominee, promised the things candidates everywhere tend to promise: modern infrastructure, better jobs and restored national pride. Other pledges were more specific to Mongolia, such as one [...]
Moscow Takes Ukraine, Beijing Takes Mongolia?
Tensions escalated in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, as Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatist rebels, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade. The Ukrainian action took place to recapture territory from the rebels, who have seized swaths of eastern Ukraine since April 6 and [...]
Copper price jumps on Chinese imports surprise
In February copper hit a 21-month high on the back of optimism that Donald Trump’s $500 billion-plus infrastructure plan would add fuel to the fire of Chinese economic stimulus already working its way through commodity markets.
Mongolia presidential hopeful urges more state control in mining
A leading candidate for Mongolia’s presidency has called for greater state control of projects like the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine run by Rio Tinto, making mining and foreign investment central issues in the election campaign.
Mongolia Presidential Candidate Evokes Trump, Challenges IMF
One of Mongolia’s top presidential candidates is seeking to reinstate a banking measure that almost derailed the country’s $434 million bailout last month as part of a populist-tinged campaign.
Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks
The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs on Friday despite signs that US jobs growth is slowing down and that expansion of the world’s largest economy remains stuck around the 1% level.
Is coking coal pricing moving away from quarterly benchmarks?
Metallurgical coal miners could be exposed to more pricing volatility if a move afoot to do away with quarterly pricing comes to anything.
Яагаад бодлогын судалгаа хэрэгтэй вэ?
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