Mongolia's environment minister fired for failing to solve Ulaanbaatar's air pollution dilemma

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbaatar January 18, 2022

When Urtnasan Nyamjav sent drones to assess the blight, choking city dwellers wondered why they didn’t merit a visit.

Mongolian traders in disarray as China’s zero-Covid policy chokes business

Antonio Graceffo & Khangal Odbayar, & Enkhjin Erdenetulga December 15, 2021

Prolonged border closures disrupt supply chains, drive up inflation and hammer exports. Mongolia, dependent on China for 60% of its economy, remains at the mercy of Beijing’s coronavirus directives.

EU challenges China’s Belt and Road with €300bn Global Gateway

bne IntelIiNews December 2, 2021

Bloc’s giant investment offer may appeal to countries worried by Chinese “debt-trap diplomacy”. Beijing warns against geopoliticising infrastructure.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Mongolians tentatively hope the worst of COVID-19 is behind them

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbaatar November 19, 2021

Mongolia, which once hoped it might avoid a major coronavirus outbreak altogether, has endured prolonged phases of the pandemic. But the data show light at the end of the tunnel.

EBRD celebrates 15 years in Mongolia

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbaatar October 24, 2021

Plans to further boost the non-extractive sector and make the country’s economy greener are priorities, development bank’s country head Hannes Takacs tells bne IntelliNews.