Uzbekistan makes top 10 in World Bank’s Doing Business global improvers

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2017

New president’s drive for reform in Central Asia’s most populous country gets boost from climb of 13 places in ranking.

Mongolia raises $800mn on bond issue yielding 5.625%

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 27, 2017

The original projection was for pricing of 6.125% but a healthy order book for the frontier market debt issue pushed down the return demanded of Ulaanbaatar.

New Mongolian PM is macho motorbike enthusiast known as “Fist”

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2017

Electorate said to generally approve of tough law-and-order image of Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, known for having once punched a fellow MP.

Mongolia, Russia to reap benefits from climate change

bne IntelliNews October 3, 2017

IMF study finds the economies of CEE/CIS countries would benefit disproportionally from a 1°C increase in temperatures while other nations suffer, with Mongolia, Russia and Estonia set to make the largest gains.

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.