Mongolian government crisis prompts IMF to delay first payments under $5.5bn bailout

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Financial assistance programme suspended until new PM and Cabinet are in place and economic policy discussions are held.

Mongolian PM and cabinet voted out by parliament over corruption affair

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2017

Jargaltulga Erdenebat and his 14-month-old administration told to step down over claims that $330mn of government contracts went to companies linked to ministers.

Mongolia suspends grain exports as hottest weather in half a century leaves farmland parched

bne IntelliNews August 1, 2017

Halted consignments a blow to plans for diversification of volatile economy away from over-reliance on commodity exports.

CHINA RISING: Beijing's insatiable appetite transforms Central Asian oil and gas flows

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.

CHINA RISING: Beijing stirs up Russia’s backyard

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.