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Full text of latest 2017 IRI poll of Mongolian voters, sponsored by Global Affairs Canada

2017-05-20T09:37:46+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

A new nationwide poll, based on 5000 face-to-face interviews, has been released by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research. The new survey reveals a decline in the optimism reflected in IRI’s August 2016 post-election poll, and reinforces public concerns over the economy and corruption. The project was funded by Global Affairs Canada. Derek Luyten, IRI regional director for Asia. “This poll indicates that the honeymoon period is over.” A link to the full text follows below. Unemployment was identified as the most pressing issue. Respondents who feel that the country is headed in the wrong [...]

Mongolia glitters at Mines & Money Hong Kong 2017 as Erdene Resource Development wins coveted award for Best Exploration Mining Company of the Year

2017-05-20T09:37:51+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

Erdene Resource Development Corp.(ERD) beat out four other high-profile contenders to win the “Best Asia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year” at the Mines & Money Conference Hong Kong  on April 5. This marked the 10th year this prestigious prize has been awarded to a "noteworthy exploration success in the past year in either greenfield or brownfield discoveries." The award is conferred by a panel of 16 judges drawn from the senior ranks of industry leaders,  including APAC, Ballingal, CIBC, ANZ, Jinchuan, Lionsgate, Lion Selection, and CEF, among others. The judges were impressed by ERD’s stunning success and dogged persistence [...]

Hogan Lovells publishes free analysis of Mongolia-Japan EPA/FTA; full texts

2017-05-20T09:37:55+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

Mongolia’s first and only free trade agreement (FTA) is with Japan. The “Japan–Mongolia Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) inevitably has had various adverse impacts on exports to Mongolia from the US and Canada, because of preferential tariffs accorded to Japanese competitors of North American companies. Previous Mongolian Governments had consistently offered to start FTA negotiations with Washington and Ottawa.  Hogan Lovells (Mongolia) LLP has published a useful summary of the EPA, which was concluded in February 2015 and entered into force on June 7, 2016. One of the Mongolian partners of Hogan Lovells will speak at the NAMBC’s AGM on April [...]

Canada-Mongolia FIPA investment accord in effect after ratification by Canadian Parliament, announced during PDAC; full text of agreement

2017-05-20T09:38:16+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

On March 7, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of International Trade, met with His Excellency Tsedev Dashdorj, Mongolia’s Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, on the sidelines of the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto to jointly announce that the long-awaited Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) has entered into force, following its recent ratification by the Canadian Parliament. This agreement will lead to a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors. It sets out a framework of legally binding rights and obligations that will protect Canadian investors in [...]

Colorado company Wagner Asia celebrates 20th anniversary in Mongolia with “20 Years, 20 Good Deeds” for its extended Mongolian family; full text of CSR report

2017-05-20T09:38:25+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

Denver-based Wagner Asia, one of the earliest and currently the largest American investor in Mongolia, celebrated its 20th anniversary of establishment in Mongolia in 2016 with yet more good deeds as part of its continuing core commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability for its extended Mongolian family. A link to the full text of Wagner's CSR Report follows below. Best known as Caterpillar’s exclusive dealer in Mongolia and a major factor in mining expansion, Wagner Asia observed their anniversary by good deeds that included, for some examples: delivering winter food staples and supplies to 27 snowbound households of the [...]