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Events

Name organizer Where
Frontier's "Invest Mongolia Tokyo 2018" Frontier Securities Tokyo Japan
"Open to Export" ICC WTO International business award ICC WTO London

NEWS

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Investors interested in briquettes and coal processing www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ About 3000 representatives of 15 countries and authorities of about 600 companies are attending the ‘Coal Mongolia-2018’ conference. The event also features exhibition of 65 companies.

L.Naranbaatar, Founder, main organizer of ‘Coal Mongolia’ conference and General Director of Glogex Consulting LLC, said “Over 30 panelists are holding discussions at the conference. The number of participants increased by over 30 percent compared with the previous year. The most of investors are focusing on briquettes and coal processing and interested to invest in this area.”

Moreover, he emphasized that there’s a strong interest in procurement and equipment supply for factories and mining sites.

“This year, greater number of technology companies gathered as the conference is held under the motto ‘Together towards technological advance’. Mongolia's relatively stable coal market is attracting foreign investors,” said Mr. L.Naranbaatar.

B.Misheel

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New academic year starts with absent classes www.zgm.mn

On the first day of academic year yesterday, teachers of 28 public schools in Ulaanbaatar launched a strike as promised. According to some officials, 35-36 schools will be joining the strike today. The duration of strike remains unclear as sources claimed that the rest of public schools will join the strike starting this Friday for an all-out strike. Following the Cabinet’s decision to increase teachers’ salary by 812.3 percent last month, teachers warned of a strike as they have been demanding 50 percent pay raise since last year. Furthermore, health workers’ salaries increased by 8-30 percent and art industry workers by 8-27 percent respectively.

Teachers are willingn to settle for 15 percent pay raise
Thus, the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) blamed the Ministry of Education,Culture, Science and Sports for discriminating teachers. Amgalanbaatar Khayankhyarvaa, President of the CMTU, remarked, “We demanded 50 percent pay raise for teachers; however, the Government postponed the negotiation and announced a unilateral decision to increase certain workers’ salary by 8-30 percent. This issue must be settled through a tripartite agreement.” 89 out of 192 kindergartens in Ulaanbaatar city previously announced to strike; however, none of the kindergartens have joined the strike yesterday. A spokesperson of the CMTU informed that certain authorities have contacted kindergartens and forbid them from joining the strike. Although 12 research institutions have officially notified the CMTU to join the strike, all the institutions operated normally yesterday. The CMTU informed that teachers are willing to settle for 15 percent pay raise, instead of the initial 50 percent.

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EU removes Mongolia from tax-haven blacklist www.news.mn

European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, including Mongolia, from the EU blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up.

Besides Mongolia, Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates were delisted “following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns,” according to a statement from the ministers.

The blacklist was only drawn up in December to discourage the most aggressive tax-dodging practices after several disclosures of off-shore schemes.

Ministers said the delisting was a sign that the process was working as countries around the world were agreeing to adopt EU standards on tax transparency.

The eight delisted jurisdictions have been moved to a so-called gray list, which includes other 47 jurisdictions that have committed to changing their tax rules to abide by EU standards on transparency and cooperation, Reuters said.

Countries on the gray list can be moved back to the blacklist if they fail to respect their engagements.

EU ministers avoided discussing possible sanctions for jurisdictions who remain on the blacklist.

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Mongolian gold medalist in doping case www.news.mn

Team Mongolia won 10 medals from the Asian Games which took place on 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. However, some Mongolian media sources reported that P.Orkhon, champion of the Asian Games was caught doping. Mongolian state-honoured athlete P.Orkhon won a gold medal at Asian Games after defeating Kyryzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekov in the women’ 62 kg category of freestyle wrestling.

P.Orkhon was thoroughly examined by doping tests before the Asian Games; however, her samples tested positive for highest banned substances. Neither P.Orkhon nor the Mongolian Sports Unions have commented on the case.

News.mn has contacted her coach, Ts.Khosbayar, who failed to go with her to Jakarta. According to him, has been unable to contact a second coach who went with P.Orkhon.

Some athletes said, they witnessed another athlete give something that looks like ‘Mint’ to P.Orkhon and cooked meal for her. Furthermore, P.Orkhon said, she has evidence of the incident. However, the Asian Anti-Doping Federation had not received her complaint, P.Orkhon said.

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Business women from 12 countries to convene in Ulaanbaatar www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Global Women’s Trade Summit, an annual summit which aims to promote women in business and expand international relations, will be held in Ulaanbaatar on September 6-8.

Ms.Diana Abruzzi, founder of the International Women's Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI) and business leaders and reputable guests from 12 countries will take part in the event themed ‘Global Innovation and Connectivity’.

The participants will enjoy opportunities to strengthen ties and cooperation, showcase their products and services, seek export and import opportunities, elevate their ties with experienced entrepreneurs and leaders in other industries.

In 2016, Mongolia joined the IWFCI as its 13th member.

M.Anudari

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Foreigners Love This Stock That China Investors Seem to Hate www.bloomberg.com

Few Chinese companies divide the stock market like Ping An Insurance Group Co.

The largest Chinese insurer by market value is 2018’s most popular mainland stock among foreign investors, who have net bought 16.1 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) of its Shanghai-traded shares, according to Bloomberg calculations. That’s more than for any other company via trading links between Hong Kong and the mainland.

On the other hand, it’s being ditched in Hong Kong by Chinese investors. They’ve sold more Ping An shares there than any other company this year apart from Tencent Holdings Ltd., and they’re also selling onshore. Ping An’s Hong Kong-listed shares are down 6.7 percent in 2018 versus the Hang Seng Index’s 7.3 percent decline, while its mainland-traded A shares have fallen 10 percent compared with a 18 percent drop in the CSI 300 gauge.

“Views are diverging between mainland and foreign investors toward Ping An,” said Steven Lam, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “Many foreign investors not only value the stock as an insurance company, but a fintech player.”

Ping An said last year it aimed to eventually get half its earnings from technology, a development that could make investors rethink their valuation methodology on a traditional-economy stock. The company’s stock-market capitalization climbed $101 billion last year, partly thanks to its investments in online services.

Analysts seem to side with foreigners. The stock has no sell ratings and their average price target implies it will climb at least 30 percent in both Hong Kong and Shanghai over the next 12 months from Monday’s close.

“It’s the best Chinese financial company to institutional investors,” said Vincent Hsu, a Taipei-based fund manager at Fuh-Hwa Securities Investment Trust Co., who has been buying shares over the past few months. “Lots of foreign investors are buying Ping An, as the stock ranked top in the criteria valuing a company’s business, investment and capital.”

Ping An’s management has repeatedly said the share price doesn’t fully reflect the value of the company, which spans insurance, banking and asset management. The conglomerate reported a 34 percent net profit increase in the first half, helped by a jump in fintech and health-care business.

Ping An’s shares on the mainland have been cheaper than those in Hong Kong since June. Its yuan-denominated securities trade at 9.6 times forward 12-month earnings, while its H shares are at about 10.5. By contrast, technology shares on the CSI 300 Index trade around 21.8 times.

“The fact that Ping An’s A shares aren’t substantially more expensive than H shares is a reflection of the hesitation for domestic investors to give more credit to its fintech story,” said Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Ltd.’s Leon Qi, the only analyst who doesn’t rate Ping An a buy.

The combined stake of mainland investors in Ping An’s Hong Kong-listed shares is close to a one-year low, while foreign investors hold the most A shares since at least March 2017, according to Bloomberg calculations based on exchange data.

Chinese investors may have chosen to sell liquid heavyweight companies such as Ping An as general sentiment turned against Hong Kong stocks and there was a rush to exit, said Christine Wu, vice president at Yuanta Securities Investment Trust.

Hengsheng Asset Management Co. fund manager Dai Ming echoed Qi’s views on fintech doubts. “It’s still a bit early to say Ping An’s tech ambition will be realized,” he said. “Conglomerates like Fosun also have such ambitions to develop fintech, but the results haven’t been very satisfying.”

Earnings of Ping An’s online lending platform Lufax could slow, Shanghai-based Dai said. He remains bullish on Ping An though, mainly because of its advantage in the insurance business. It is the only Chinese insurer that managed to keep new business value growing this year while other life insurers were more affected by tightening measures, he said.

“The divergence between China and foreign investors is a result of two different investment styles,” Dai said. “Mainland investors tend to value a stock based on a shorter-term outlook.”

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Mongolia earns 55 mln USD from crude oil exports to China www.xinhuanet.com

ULAN BATOR, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has exported most of its crude oil production this year to China, adding 55 million dollars to the state exchequer, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry said on Monday.

A total of 4.20 million barrels or 569,000 tons of crude oil was extracted from the beginning of this year to Aug. 15, the ministry said. Of this, 4.11 million barrels or 558,000 tons were exported to China.

The landlocked East Asian country plans to extract 8.1 million barrels or 1.1 million tons of crude oil in 2018, which would contribute 93.31 million dollars to the state coffers.

It has so far implemented 50.71 percent of the export plan

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Mongolia has fuel reserves for only 38 days www.news.mn

The price of fuel have been increasing since January, 2018. For example, the most common used fuel in Mongolia, A-92, is currently being sold at MNT 1820. As for 28 August, our country has oil reserves for approximately 38 days; A-80 for 119 days, A-92 for 25 days, diesel for 38 days and TC-1 aviation fuel for 28 days.

This month, Mongolia is expecting to import A-92 for USD 721 per tonne and diesel for USD 673 per tonnes from Russia. The fuel prices, for imports from from Russia, are expected to increase by USD 8-10.

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Capacity of Mongolia-China border checkpoints to be improved www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A meeting between the Mongolian Customs General Administration and a customs administration of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China was held on August 31.

The sides exchanged views on a number of issues such as developing both border checkpoints to improve their crossing capacity, modernizing equipment used for border inspection, increasing the opportunity of bilateral cooperation and information sharing.

In particular, they shared information on the construction of the Tsagaandel Uul-Ulzii checkpoint to be newly built on Mongolia-China border, amendments to the ‘Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Mongolian-Chinese border port and their regime's’ and the construction of a special purpose road from the end of Tavan Tolgoi-Baruun Naran road to the Tsagaandel Uul-Ulzii port.

At the end of the meeting, customs heads signed a Memorandum of Understanding on measures to be taken in regard with the infrastructure development of the Tsagaandel Uul-Ulzii port.

M.Anudari

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‘Coal Mongolia-2018’ conference kicks off www.montsame.mn

The 8th ‘Coal Mongolia’ international coal trade and investment conference commenced at the conference hall of Shangri La Hotel.
About 600 representatives from 15 countries are attending the conference being organized jointly with China’s coal market research company ‘Fenwei Energy Information Services’.
Organizers highlighted that the collaboration with China’s most reputable company promotes the growth of Chinese transport, logistics, trade companies and investors, who are interested in buying coal from Mongolia.
This year’s conference features with the discussion of issues, including development of competitiveness and improvement of exportability.
The bests of the coal industry will be announced at the banquet of the ‘Coal Mongolia-2018’ conference. Mining Minister D.Sumiyabazar and other officials will present awards to the companies.

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