Category Archives: Foreign Investment

Foreign Investment to Mongolia: Restrictions, China, and Comparisons with Canada II

Is Mongolia’s Foreign Investment Law freezing FDI to that high-growth economy? Continue reading

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Mongolia this Year

It’s been quite a year for Mongolia in that the rest of the world paid some attention to Mongolia, at least in punctuated bursts… Mongolia in the News Rapid Growth The news item that probably attracted most international attention was … Continue reading

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More on Corruption in Mongolia According to Transparency International: Further Comparisons

Mongolia compared to other countries for the Corruption Perception Index in more ways. Continue reading

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FDI to Mongolia: Restrictions, China, and Comparisons with Canada

Are there similarities between Foreign Investment Laws in Canada and Mongolia and what lessons does the Mongolian experience hold? Continue reading

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Corruption in Mongolia according to Transparency International

Corruption is one of the most prominent features cited in any overview of Mongolian politics, political risk, human development or investment potential. Yet, any hard evidence on the prevalence, extent and mechanisms of corruption are very hard to come by. … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment Considerations in Canada Resemble Mongolian Law

Talk of a two-track investment review distinguishing state-owned from private investors in Canada mirrors provisions in May 2012 Mongolian foreign investment law. Continue reading

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Why Mongolia’s China Mining Strategy is NOT a Mistake!

Mendee J replies to recent WSJ blog post regarding Mongolia’s strategy vis-a-vis Chinese investments. Continue reading

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Interesting Mining Project out of Vancouver aimed at Domestic Consumption not China

Vancouver-based Prophecy Coal is pursuing a mining project eying domestic Mongolian consumption rather than exports to China. Continue reading

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Enkhbayar, Corruption, Foreign Reporting and the Rule of Law

Frm president Enkhbayar is going on trial for corruption on May 24. Anti-corruption has emerged as a promising platform for Mongolian politicians to establish themselves and their legacies. Continue reading

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New Investment Law Passed, Introduces Government Review of Foreign Investment

New investment law in Mongolia requires government review of significant foreign investments. Continue reading

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MPs Petition to Renegotiate OT Agreement

Translation of the petition of 20 Mongolian MPs to their government demanding that negotiations to raise the government stake in the giant Oyu Tolgoi project be initiated. Continue reading

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