from Photographers' Blog:

Inside Mongolia’s Ger District

August 7, 2013

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

By Carlos Barria

As the sun tucks behind the hills near the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, Baljirjantsan Otgonseren, 32, walks out of her "Ger," a traditional Mongolian tent, looking for her daughter. The girl is watching the last sunbeams of the day stretch over the settlement known as the Ger District -- a sprawling residential area that has grown so fast in ten years, it has evolved from a transient slum to a legal residential zone.

from Breakingviews:

Mongolia’s economic fairytale faces reality check

July 31, 2013

By Peter Thal Larsen

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from Full Focus:

Mongolia’s environmental Neo-Nazis

July 2, 2013

In the past year, ultra-nationalist groups have expanded in Mongolia. Among the groups garnering attention, the self-described Neo-Nazi group Tsagaan Khaas has recently shifted its focus from attacks on women it accuses of consorting with foreign men to environmental issues, with the stated goal of protecting the environment from foreign mining interests. This ultra- nationalist group was founded in the 90s and currently has more than a hundred members on active duty.

from Global Investing:

And the winner is — frontier market bonds

November 22, 2012

Global Investing has commented before on how strongly the world's riskiest bonds -- from the so-called frontier markets such as Mongolia, Nigeria and Guatemala -- have performed.  NEXGEM, the frontier component of the bond index family run by JP Morgan, is on track to outperform all other fixed income classes this year with returns of over 20 percent., the bank tells clients in a note today. Just to compare, broader emerging dollar bonds on the EMBI Global index have returned some 16 percent year-to-date while local currency emerging debt is up 13 percent.

from Global Investing:

Easy business trend in emerging Europe

By Reuters Staff
October 23, 2012

Polish central bank governor Marek Belka doesn't apportion a lot of importance to the fact that Poland can boast the second biggest improvement in the latest World Bank's ease of doing business index, after Kosovo.

from Breakingviews:

Public investors lose in Mongol mining battle

August 10, 2012

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Photographers' Blog:

Set free in the Mongolian wild

July 26, 2012

By Petr Josek

Bulgan airport in the southwest part of Mongolia reminds me of a small train station from the spaghetti western film "Once Upon a Time in the West." It's slow, hot and once a week people wait for an airplane with no more then 20 passengers on board to arrive.

from Breakingviews:

Mongolia’s task: avoid Nigerian resource curse

July 5, 2012

By Martin Hutchinson

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Photographers' Blog:

Jugderdem’s backyard

November 7, 2011

By Carlos Barria

Two-year-old Jugderdem Myagmarsuren opens the door of his tent to play with his plastic scooter in the backyard. He is accompanied by sheep and cows. This is not an ordinary backyard. It’s the Mongolian steppe, and his closest friends might live more than two kms (1.2 miles) away.

from Andrew Marshall:

Risks to watch in Asia: Country guides

By Thomson Reuters Helpdesk
November 30, 2010

For Reuters analysis of risks to watch in Asian countries, kept updated in real time and with graphics and video, click on the links below.