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Eurasian Steppe

Mongolia cursed with too much resource luck

Australia used to be called 'the lucky country', largely because of its abundance of natural resources.

These days Mongolia has usurped the title. Thanks to its geology, Mongolia boasts massive deposits of copper, coal, iron ore, uranium and tungsten.

Monday, 23 July, 2012, 12:00am

SouthGobi's troubles erode coal orders

SouthGobi Resources saw its share price slump 8.4 per cent after it said production had been halted and it failed to get approval from Mongolian environmental authorities for a processing plant.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

SouthGobi not target of graft probe; shares rebound

SouthGobi Resources shares rebounded 5.9 per cent yesterday after falling 13 per cent on Tuesday on worries it is being investigated by Mongolia's graft-busters.

The firm said it was told the probe was aimed at a third party.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

A walk on the very wild side

For 80 days between December and March, Christopher Schrader lived the life of a Kazakh nomad, eating Kazakh food, wearing Kazakh clothes, herding animals and hunting for wolves in bitter temperatures that sat between minus 15 and minus 60 degrees Celsius.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Racing on three wheels across frozen Siberia

Before Scott Taylor and Michael Godby set off to ride through icy Siberia in February, their only preparation was to pitch a tent on The Peak and sip some vodka at an ice bar.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mongolia mulls HK sale of rail stake

Mongolia is considering a Hong Kong flotation of up to 49 per cent of Mongolia Railways, the nation's new rail-building firm, to help finance a US$5 billion expansion programme.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Unlikely Mongolia gains safe-haven status amid the market turmoil

There was intriguing advice for investors bloodied by recent events from Dale Choi, the chief investment strategist for Frontier Securities.

10 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mongol hoard: HK battles London for IPO

The Mongolian government is pressing ahead with an initial public offering of shares in the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, an immense reserve in the Gobi Desert that has an estimated five billion to six billion tonnes of coal, mostly coking and thermal.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

How herdsmen melted his communist soul

Chen Jiqun went to Inner Mongolia in the 1960s to convert the herdsmen, but was converted by their nomadic culture. He lives in Beijing but calls Inner Mongolia his real home. He has always been a quiet oil painter, but recently he's become a fearless environmental activist.

What led you to the grassland?

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Mongolia: Nomad Empire of Eternal Blue Sky

Mongolia: Nomad Empire of Eternal Blue Sky by Carl Robinson Odyssey Books HK$231

Until the revolution of 1990, Mongolia was virtually off-limits to travellers outside the communist bloc. Since then, it has attracted visitors from around the world with its spectacular landscapes, open spaces, warm hospitality and distinctive history and culture.

15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am