Newsletters


Mongolia Promotes Livestock Sector and Meat Exports
February 23, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to view the original newsletter! The latest numbers from the Mongolia Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry show an estimated 66.2 million livestock in Mongolia in 2017. The majority of these are sheep and goats, with cattle horses and camels making up a much smaller portion. The trend in Mongolia is now an increase in the national
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Mongolia Gains in Rule of Law
February 9, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

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Mongolians and foreign businesses with a presence in Mongolia will be glad to see the latest rankings for Mongolia by the World Justice Project (WJP). According to the WJP, Mongolia’s rule of law ranking has increased by four places in comparison to other nations of the world. Mongolia is now ranked at 51
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Prospects for a Strong, Globalized Mongolia
February 2, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to view the original newsletter! One month into 2018 and the outlook for Mongolia is good. A new report from Moody’s projects economic growth for Mongolia is expected to rise steadily over the next several years. The Moody’s report cites strong demand for Mongolia’s natural resources – particularly coal and copper, international financial aid packages which have
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Rio Tinto Commits to Mongolia
January 26, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to view the original newsletter! Asian Development Bank Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin met on January 22 this year with the Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss ADB projects in Mongolia. The ADB reported that because of certain failures in implementing ongoing ADB projects, new ADB projects for Mongolia will be delayed. Current ADB projects in
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Mongolia Pushes for Removal from EU Tax Blacklist
January 19, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to view the original newsletter! You may recall that Mongolia was recently placed on the European Union “Blacklist” of overseas tax havens, making it harder for EU companies to do business in Mongolia. Mongolia lost no time petitioning the EU and the various constituent companies to quickly remove Mongolia from the blacklist. Mongolia has made clear it is willing
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Mongolia Shows Steady Economic Growth for 2017
January 5, 2018 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to check out the original Newsletter! The good news is that the Mongolian economy is experiencing sustained growth. In fact, the country has exceeded expectations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF’s projection for Mongolian economic growth in 2017 is 3.3% up from initial estimates of 2%.
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World Bank Grants Financing to Promote Mongolia Economic Stability
December 8, 2017 by Jacob Blacklock

View the original Newsletter here! In good news for Mongolia, the World Bank has recently finalized $120 million in aid designed to strengthen social safety nets, improve economic competitiveness, and promote better management of debt. The financing program is intended to work together with policies which have been implemented by the Mongolian government to improve the broader economy. Mongolia has seen
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Will Mongolia Change its Politics?
November 17, 2017 by Jacob Blacklock

View the original newsletter here! A new editorial from the East Asia Forum argues that Mongolia is stuck between opportunity and crisis. The article starts out by pointing the high level of economic and political uncertainly facing Mongolia over the past two years, and argues that factionalism rather than solutions dominates the parliament. Corruption and an unreliable civil service
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As 2017 Comes to a Close, Mongolia Reflects on a Positive Year
November 10, 2017 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to read the original Newsletter! This week, the Mongolian parliament finally passed the 2017 budget. The vote was notable as it required the parliament to overrule a veto issued by the President. 85% of MPs voted in favor of the new budget.
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Mongolia Grants Free Money to Government Employees
October 27, 2017 by Jacob Blacklock

Click here to view the original newsletter! Fresh off being approved as Finance Minister by Parliament, Ch.Khurelbaatar has announced a one time grant of 300,000 (USD ~$122) for 192,000 government employees. Interestingly, Finance Minister Ch.Khurelbaatar and the former Finance Minister B.Choijilsuren, stood together to response to inquiries in connection with the move at a recent meeting of the parliamentary budget committee.
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