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.

LONG READ: The plight of Mongolia’s young herders

Antonio Graceffo & Munkhbat Norovjamts October 8, 2021

A mix of modernisation and holding on to the old ways causes many dilemmas such as a shortage of female partners for marriage on the steppes—while the girls head for the city to get educated and do not return, the boys stay behind to herd.