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  • China, Mongolia to extend currency swap agreement

    BEIJING -- The foreign ministers of China and Mongolia confirmed at a meeting here Monday that the two countries will extend a currency swap agreement that had been set to expire in August.Following the meeting with Mongolian Foreign Affairs Ministe

    February 21, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Mongolia dodges bond default, agrees to bailout with IMF

    ULAANBAATAR -- The International Monetary Fund and the Mongolian government announced Saturday an agreement on a three-year bailout program that averts a default on a semi-sovereign bond maturing March 21.The government has agreed to fiscal and stru

    February 20, 2017 01:30 am JST
  • Turkmen leader Berdymukhamedov wins election, securing third term

    ASHGABAT (Reuters) -- Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has secured a third term in office by winning a widely-expected landslide in Sunday's election, preliminary results showed on Monday.Berdymukhamedov has won 97.69 percent of the vote

    February 13, 2017 09:30 pm JST
  • Asia's Standouts

    A Pakistani director tackles taboos

    NEW DELHI -- In eastern Pakistan, a 19-year-old girl was beaten and threatened at gunpoint because she wanted to marry the man she loved. When she stepped out of her home, her uncle caught her, shot her, put her in a bag and dumped her in a river.Th

    February 13, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Hamish McDonald

    Turning Afghan opium ills to good

    More than 15 years after the Western coalition ousted Afghanistan's Taliban regime, the scourge of illicit opium still dogs the country. At the same time, amid efforts to eradicate Afghanistan's opium industry, authorities in the U.S. and Australia

    February 13, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • A Pakistani director tackles taboos

    NEW DELHI In eastern Pakistan, a 19-year-old girl was beaten and threatened at gunpoint because she wanted to marry the man she loved. When she stepped out of her home, her uncle caught her, shot her, put her in a bag and dumped her in a river.This

    February 9, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Goodbye volatility, hello steady growth, says Mongolia's finance chief

    ULAANBAATAR -- Mongolia is promoting macroeconomic policies aimed at producing years of stable annual growth of 6-8%, Finance Minister Choijilsuren Battogtokh told the Nikkei Asian Review.The Mongolian economy roared ahead at a world-beating 17.3% i

    February 3, 2017 01:10 pm JST
  • Battered Mongolia faces make-or-break moment

    The roller-coaster ride that was the commodity supercycle sent Mongolia's resource-driven economy pinwheeling from 17% growth in 2011 to an external debt crisis just a few years later. But with commodity prices rebounding and the IMF swooping in for

    February 2, 2017 01:40 pm JST
  • Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa: 'Parasites' turning Mongolian democracy into cash cow

    After the 1990 democratic revolution, we Mongolians thought we were successfully replacing a centrally planned economy governed by a single-party authoritarian regime with a functioning multiparty democracy and a fair market economy.But Mongolia tod

    February 2, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Mongolia's bumpy journey to independence

    HONG KONG Once the master of the Eurasian continent, controlling a fourth of the global land mass at its zenith, Mongolia was at the mercy of its powerful neighbors Russia and China in more recent times.Mongolia declared independence from its Qing d

    February 2, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Battered Mongolia faces make-or-break moment

    The roller-coaster ride that was the commodity supercycle sent Mongolia's resource-driven economy pinwheeling from 17% growth in 2011 to an external debt crisis just a few years later. But with commodity prices rebounding and the IMF swooping in for

    February 2, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Goodbye volatility, hello steady growth, says Mongolia's finance chief

    ULAANBAATAR Mongolia is promoting macroeconomic policies aimed at producing years of stable annual growth of 6-8%, Finance Minister Choijilsuren Battogtokh told the Nikkei Asian Review.The Mongolian economy roared ahead at a world-beating 17.3% in 2

    February 2, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Trump, Xi to impact resource-dependent countries in 2017

    HONG KONG "Dr. Copper" -- global economists often use this nickname as they keep a close watch on the metal's price swings. Copper is used in a wide range of products, from home electronics to cars to power cables, and its price is an accurate bellw

    February 2, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Grumbling mounts over Kazakh showcase events

    ALMATY -- For Kazakhstan, 2017 is a year of eye-catching global events, including the world student games, opening on Sunday Jan. 29 in Almaty and an energy-focused international exposition running from June to September in Astana. The Kazakh capita

    January 28, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Dinosaur fossils help solve a big mystery

    OSAKA They were the biggest of the big. With their long necks and tails, the sauropod subgroup of dinosaurs comprised the largest animals ever to roam on land, scientists say. Many grew to more than 20 meters in length and weighed over 10 tons. A fe

    January 26, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Guardian dogs conserve ecology of Mongolian steppes

    ULAANBAATAR -- Bruce Elfstrom got a first-hand look at the fragility of Mongolian nomads' existence while producing a documentary in 2004.Elfstrom, a biologist and outdoor adventurer, was camping with a film crew and some nomadic herder families on

    January 22, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    BISHKEK (Reuters) -- A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.According to

    January 16, 2017 01:33 pm JST
  • World Bank arm to make bond market debut

    TOKYO -- The World Bank Group will issue debt for the first time to help fund aid to the poorest countries in an effort to prevent terrorism and instability from spreading through the most fragile regions of the world.The International Development A

    January 10, 2017 07:10 am JST
  • Economic gods may be smiling again on Mongolia

    TOKYO The international financial community's confidence in the Mongolian government's ability to deliver reforms and service its debt may be improving after a long slump. That was the impression left by an investment conference in Tokyo on Dec. 7,

    December 22, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Spanish soccer sets goal of doubling Asian fan base

    TOKYO -- Spain's top professional soccer league aims to double its Asian viewership by 2020 with a series of media and internet partnerships to reach fans in the region, President Javier Tebas said.The chief of the Liga de Futbol Profesional, known

    December 20, 2016 02:50 am JST