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Mongolian president's visit to North Korea aimed at increasing ties

North Korean workers toil in factories and on building sites, kimjongilia flowers bloom at a special exhibition, and a restaurant serves plates of bulgogi as another patriotic song blares from a television. Yet this chilly north Asian capital is not Pyongyang, but Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Monday, 28 October, 2013, 4:39am

Battle to stop Mongolia's child jockeys from racing to their death

Just before little Baasanjav Lkhagvadorj was lifted onto a horse for a race across Mongolia's open steppe last week, he asked his father to bless him with a kiss. Minutes later the seven-year-old was killed in a fall, the latest in a rising toll among the country's child jockeys.

12 Jul 2013 - 1:36am

Japan's Shinzo Abe seeks Mongolia's backing over East China Sea islands

Shinzo Abe arrived in the Mongolian capital on Saturday seeking closer trade and diplomatic ties with the mineral-rich nation, a potentially important strategic partner due to its location on China's northern border and diplomatic ties with North Korea.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Rio Tinto may halt work at mine in protest at Mongolian demands

Rio Tinto Group, based in London and the second-biggest mining company in the world, is discussing the suspension of building to protest at Mongolia's demands for a bigger stake in the project and new mining royalty rates, the sources said.

1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Mongolia says goodbye to Lenin and hello to dinosaurs

Once he bestrode his world, lending his name to more museums, streets, monuments and public institutions than any other 20th-century figure. But in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator at least, it is goodbye Lenin as a political dinosaur makes way for the real kind.


29 Jan 2013 - 2:18am

US media brings glitz to Mongolian readers

Every time a new Mongolian-language edition of Cosmopolitan magazine is released, Tselmeg Erdenkhuu sits down with a friend to explore a monthly dose of Hollywood gossip, glitzy fashion and scintillating sex.

“They talk about sex a lot in this magazine, like what position is healthy or how to make men go crazy,” said the 28-year-old businesswoman, who is a single mother.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:54pm

Mongolia's Midas touch loses some of its shine

Mongolia's red-hot economy - one of the world's fastest-growing - has the chills due to a decline in investment interest from foreign investors.

The decline was brought on by a weak global economy and unfriendly policies launched by Mongolia's new populist government.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Mongolia still open to foreign investors

Mongolia is still open to foreign investment despite a hastily enacted law that subjects foreign investments to government approval and recent calls by some nationalist politicians to renegotiate the terms of a mega copper mining deal with Rio Tinto, a senior government official said.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Battle to meet energy needs for residents and industry in Mongolia

T. Nasan-Ish, 50, has just returned from a community meeting in Khanbogd in Mongolia's south Gobi desert. "We have exciting news", he says. "We're expecting to get unlimited electricity in the coming 40 days".

23 Nov 2012 - 2:42am

Coal miner SouthGobi to cut staff after posting US$55m net loss

SouthGobi Resources swung to a net loss of US$54.56 million in the third quarter from a net profit of US$55.92 million in the period last year, while the mining firm's revenue plunged 94.5 per cent to US$3.34 million in the quarter.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:18am