1 MONGOLIA-CHINA AGREE TO COLLABORATE IN INCREASING MEAT EXPORT WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      2 U.S. AND MONGOLIA SEEK TO STRENGTHEN ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP WWW.STRTRADE.COM PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      3 MONGOLIA, U.S. LEADERS DISCUSS BILATERAL TIES WWW.XINHUANET.COM PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      4 BELT AND ROAD SIGNIFICANT TO MONGOLIA, PEOPLE AROUND WORLD -- ACADEMIC WWW.ENG.YIDAIYILU.GOV.CN PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      5 PETRO MATAD UPDATES MONGOLIA EXPLORATION WWW.OGJ.COM PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      6 RIO TINTO’S EXIT FROM COAL PAYS OFF, TO RETURN $3.2B FROM SALES PROCEEDS TO SHAREHOLDERS WWW.MINING.COM PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      7 OPENING CEREMONY OF SAINSHAND SALKHIN PARK HELD WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      8 ALIBABA’S MA SAYS TRUMP’S TRADE WAR ‘DESTROYED’ HIS PROMISE TO CREATE JOBS FOR 1MN AMERICANS WWW.RT.COM  PUBLISHED:2018/09/21      9 LEGAL DISPUTE OVER EMC OWNERSHIP COMES TO AN END WWW.ZGM.MN PUBLISHED:2018/09/20      10 ERDENES TAVAN TOLGOI REVENUE SURGES DUE TO HIGHER COAL PRICES WWW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2018/09/20      УЛСЫН ХЭМЖЭЭНД 85.3 МЯНГАН ТОНН ТӨМС ХУРААН АВААД БАЙНА WWW.MONTSAME.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     ЗГ: БУЦАЛТГҮЙ ТУСЛАМЖИЙГ УСНЫ НӨӨЦИЙГ САЙЖРУУЛАХ, ХЭРЭГЛЭСЭН УСЫГ БУЦААН АШИГЛАХАД ЗАРЦУУЛНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     ҮСХ: УЛААНБААТАРТ АЖИЛЛАГЧДЫН САРЫН ДУНДАЖ ЦАЛИН УЛСЫН ДУНДЖААС 121.7 МЯНГАН ТӨГРӨГӨӨР ИХ БАЙНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     МОНГОЛ УЛСЫН ИХ ХУРАЛ, ЕВРОПЫН ПАРЛАМЕНТ ХООРОНДЫН XII УУЛЗАЛТААР ХАМТАРСАН МЭДЭГДЭЛ ГАРГАЛАА WWW.DNN.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     ТӨРИЙН АЛБАНЫ УДИРДАХ АЖИЛТНЫ УЛСЫН ЗӨВЛӨГӨӨН БОЛЖ БАЙНА WWW.UNUUDUR.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     2019 ОНЫГ МОНГОЛ, АМЕРИКИЙН ЗАЛУУЧУУДЫН ЖИЛ БОЛГОНО WWW.EAGLE.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/21     УУРХАЙЧДЫН АЖЛЫН БАЙР НЭМЭГДЭЖ, ЦАЛИН ӨСЧ БАЙНА WWW.GOGO.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/20     “ЭРДЭНЭТ”-ИЙН 49 ХУВИЙН ӨМЧЛӨЛ ТОЙРСОН ХУУЛЬ ЗҮЙН МАРГААН ЭЦЭС БОЛЛОО WWW.ZGM.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/20     СЗХ-НД МӨНГӨ УГААХТАЙ ТЭМЦЭХ НЭГЖИЙГ БАЙГУУЛАХААР БОЛЛОО WWW.MONTSAME.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/20     БНХАУ: ОЛОН ТАЛТ, ЧӨЛӨӨТ ХУДАЛДААГ ДЭМЖИЖ БАЙНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2018/09/20    

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

64x64

NBCUniversal doubles stake in BuzzFeed with $200 million investment www.reuters.com

Online media company BuzzFeed, best known for its list-based articles and quizzes, said Comcast Corp's (CMCSA.O) NBCUniversal had invested an additional $200 million in the company.
 
NBCU parent Comcast has pumped heavily into digital-native companies such as BuzzFeed and Vox Media, partly in an effort to better service existing advertisers. The new investment, which gives BuzzFeed a valuation of around $1.7 billion, ups NBCU’s stake to $400 million, following an initial $200 million investment last summer. NBCU also invested $200 million into Vox Media.
 
NBCU will take a larger role in selling ads for BuzzFeed with the ability to incorporate BuzzFeed’s inventory into its deals with advertisers; BuzzFeed will also have the same option to sell space on NBCU’s inventory to its advertisers.
 
Additionally, BuzzFeed’s Swarm and NBCU’s Symphony ad products will be offered as one package to advertisers. Both Swarm and Symphony allow advertisers to run campaigns simultaneously across all of their respective properties.
 
In the past year, NBCU and BuzzFeed have collaborated on several projects, most notably with the Rio Olympics, where BuzzFeed produced the content for NBC Olympics’ dedicated Snapchat Discover channel. In February, the two teamed with American Express to replace 30 minutes of national ad spots during primetime on Feb. 29 with sponsored content that was tied to NBC programming. BuzzFeed created content that was distributed on social media as part of that deal.
 
BuzzFeed will also take a bigger role in NBCU’s content studio, which produces advertiser-friendly content that is tailored to specific social media platforms, including creating and distributing the content on social media.
 
BuzzFeed will put more money into its food-themed business, Tasty, and beef up its digital video operations, which is becoming more of an emphasis for the digital media company.
 
In August, BuzzFeed split itself into news and entertainment divisions amid media companies' struggle for balance between covering news and politics, and lighter fare like social media, entertainment and lifestyle.
 
LionTree Advisors was BuzzFeed's financial adviser and Fenwick & West LLP its legal adviser. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP was NBCUniversal's legal adviser.
...


64x64

Trump repeats intention to pull out of TPP www3.nhk.or.jp

US President-elect Donald Trump says he will announce his intention to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on his first day of taking office.

He posted a video message about his top policy priorities for the first 100 days of his presidency on the website of his transition team on Monday.

He said that his agenda is based on a principle of putting America first and stressed creating more jobs at home.

Trump referred to trade as one of his top policy priorities when he is sworn in on January 20. He said the TPP is a potential disaster for the US.

Trump said that instead his team will negotiate fair bilateral deals that bring jobs and industry back to the US.

During his election campaign, Trump repeated his intention to withdraw from the trade pact.

The leaders of the 12 TPP member countries confirmed at a meeting in Peru on Saturday that they will push ahead domestic procedures necessary for the trade pact to take effect.

US President Barack Obama also said he will continue efforts to seek understanding in the US of the importance of the agreement.

...


64x64

1-m tsunami on coast of Fukushima Daiichi plant www3.nhk.or.jp

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says tsunami waves reached the coastline next to the plant on Tuesday morning, but have caused no problem so far.

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, triggering tsunami.

Tokyo Electric Power Company told the prefectural government that a tsunami as high as 1 meter was observed at 6:34AM.

The utility said there has been no change in radiation levels at the site. It says workers are patrolling the reactor buildings and the embankment area to monitor the situation.

...


64x64

Mongolia makes up 11 percent of China’s coal import www.mongolia.gogo.mn

Mongolia makes up 11 percent of China’s coal import. Coal price has doubled compared to the same period of the previous year to reach USD 103.7 per ton.
As of September this year, Mongolia made up 11 percent of the total coal import of China, Mongolia’s main coal consumer.
Mongolia’s coal export reached its peak in 2011, having constituted 47 percent of the country’s annual export.
The economy grew by record 17.3 percent that year. In 2011, Mongolia supplied 26 percent of China’s coal import.
...


64x64

Mongolia selected as Vice Chair of UNESCO’s IPDC www.en.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme on Development of Communication (IPDC) by the UNESCO selected Mongolia to be its Vice Chair for 2013-2017. The council consist of representatives from 39 countries.
 
Mongolia is being represented by Mongolia’s committee chairman Kh.Naranjargal.
 
The IPDC aims at promoting the development of mass media in developing countries, and have carried out some 1,500 projects totaling USD 100 million in more than 140 countries.
...


64x64

Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office www.bbc.com

President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House.
He made the announcement in a video message outlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January.
The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 countries which together cover 40% of the world's economy.
The Republican also pledged to reduce "job-killing restrictions" on coal production and stop visa abuses.
But there was no mention of repealing Obamacare or building a wall on the southern border with Mexico, two actions he said during the campaign he would do as soon as he assumed power.
His surprise election win two weeks ago has sparked protests across the US.
The TPP was agreed in 2015 by countries including Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico, but is not yet ratified.
Its aim was to deepen economic ties and boost growth but its opponents say it was negotiated in secret and it favours big corporations.
Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Peru over the weekend said they will continue to pursue free trade deals despite Mr Trump's opposition.
But on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the TPP trade deal would be meaningless without the involvement of the US.
In the video message, Mr Trump said his governing agenda would be based on "putting America first".
The six executive actions he would take on day one are:
issuing notice of withdrawing from TPP
cancelling restrictions on US energy production
cutting regulations on businesses
ordering a plan to combat cyber-attacks
investigating visa abuses that undercut American workers
imposing a five-year ban on people leaving government to become lobbyists
The president-elect has spent the last week starting to put together his new team.
The people around Donald Trump
He said in the video that "truly great and talented men and women, patriots are being brought in and many will soon be a part of our government".
Some key appointments have been made, but not without controversy.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who was turned down as a federal judge in 1986 due to racism complaints, will head the Justice Department.
And the news that Steve Bannon, former editor-in-chief of the conservative Breitbart website, was the new White House strategist was welcomed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
One of Trump's immigration advisers, Kris Kobach, was unwittingly photographed meeting him while holding a document on view that contained some hardline proposals.
Among them was the re-introduction of registration for people arriving from mostly Muslim countries, which was brought in after the September 11 attacks but later dropped.
...


64x64

Wall Street at new record as oil prices jump 4% www.bbc.com

(Close): Stocks on Wall Street closed at a record high as oil traded sharply higher. The Dow reached 18,956.
The price of oil jumped more than 4% on hopes that the Opec group of oil producing nations will agree to cut output when it meets next week.
Brent crude rose $2.25 to $49.11 a barrel while US light crude climbed $2.05 to $48.41 a barrel.
Oil companies were buoyed by that news, with Marathon Oil closing 5.1% higher and Exxon Mobil adding 1.3%.
All three major stock indices set new records.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 88.76 points to 18,956.69, while the wider S&P 500 index closed 16.28 points higher at 2,198.18.
The tech-focused Nasdaq index jumped 47.35 points, to end the day at 5,368.86.
Shares in Facebook rose 4.1% after the social media giant announced on Friday that it was planning to buy back up to $6bn of its shares early next year.
Security software maker Symantec agreed to buy LifeLock, a company that offers protection against identity theft and fraud for $2.3bn. LifeLock's shares rose 14.7%.
...


64x64

Shell in court over Niger Delta oil spill claims www.rt.com

London's High Court has begun a four-day hearing over Nigeria’s claims against Royal Dutch Shell and its subsidiary SPDC. They are accused of environmental damage caused by oil pollution.
Two legal claims have been brought to the court on behalf of over 40,000 Nigerians.
 
The Nigerian community of 2,335 people, mostly fishermen, say their environment has been devastated by oil spills in the past five years.
 
Another community which consists of roughly 40,000 people claim repeated oil spills from Shell’s pipelines have not been cleaned up.
 
In 2011 the United Nations Environmental Program exposed massive levels of pollution caused by oil spills from Shell pipelines in the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta.
 
Shell insists the areas have been heavily impacted by crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage, and illegal refining. According to the company, those were the primary sources of pollution across the Niger Delta.
 
Under Nigerian law, the company isn’t required to pay compensation for spills caused by sabotage or theft.
 
The oil major argues that only its subsidiary should be held liable and that the cases should be heard in Nigeria where the incidents took place.
 
“The Bille and Ogale communities have chosen to bring these claims in the UK instead of in Nigeria, whose laws govern our operations. We believe that allegations concerning Nigerian plaintiffs in dispute with a Nigerian company [SPDC], over issues which took place in Nigeria, should be heard in Nigeria,” said Shell in a statement.
 
Last year, the company paid out about $80 million to compensate another Niger Delta community, admitting the spills were caused by operational failures.
 
In May, Nigeria’s federal government filed a $6.5 billion claim against Shell on behalf of 350 communities in the Delta and Bayelsa regional states.
 
The oil-rich Niger Delta has generated billions of dollars for the energy company over the past 60 years. Nigeria was one of its most productive areas for crude in 2015.
 
Home to 20 million people and 40 different ethnic groups, the Niger Delta is the largest wetland in Africa and contains one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet. The unique ecosystem also has more species of freshwater fish than anywhere else in West Africa.
...


64x64

Gap, M&S join movement to disclose global supply chains www.asia.nikkei.com

TOKYO -- An increasing number of apparel brands are disclosing lists online of their factories, mostly in Asia, as the public release of supply chain information becomes a tool for them to show their commitments to promoting healthy workplaces for their subcontractors.

In September, U.S. clothing brand Gap made its supplier list available -- consisting of nearly 900 garment factories in Bangladesh, Cambodia and other countries. The company said it had revised its disclosure policy for supply-chain information seeking to promote global sustainability.

According to Human Rights Watch, an international nonprofit nongovernmental group, at least four major retailers, including Gap, C&A of Germany and British store chain Marks & Spencer, have disclosed their supplier list this year. Previously, Gap was known for its negative stance on the disclosure due to what it called "competition reasons."

Earlier adopters of the disclosure include U.S. sport brand Nike and H&M, the Swedish fast fashion chain. Nike's supplier list includes details about its contract factories such as the number of workers by location and the proportion of female and immigrant labor.

Seeking endorsement from society

Major Western apparel brands and retailers are particularly keen on disclosing their factory list, said Takeshi Shimotaya, a London-based consultant. The lists have been considered closely guarded trade secrets for many manufacturers because making them public could lead to information leaks about specific products. Providing the names of skilled subcontractors to competitors could also harm competitiveness.

Nonetheless, the idea is rapidly spreading around the world that leading manufacturers should be responsible for the working conditions of their subcontractors.

In the late 1990s, Nike was criticized by the international community for ignoring the child labor at its factories in developing countries.

In 2013, a building collapse in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka killed more than 1,000 workers of factories that manufactured garments for many popular Western brands, including H&M. The accident raised criticism that these brands did not care about the human rights of their subcontractors and led many of them to review their supply chain policies.

Among non-apparel manufacturers, Apple was one of the earliest to make its supplier list public. In the early 2000s, the company was condemned for squalid working conditions at its factories in China. In 2006, the company began improving the working environment of its subcontractors' factories and disclosed the supplier list.

...


64x64

Apple offers free battery replacement for iPhone 6S shutdown problem www.cnn.com

Apple has admitted that some iPhone 6S devices can suddenly shut down for no apparent reason.
The tech giant is offering owners of the problematic smartphones free replacement batteries.
"A very small number" of iPhone 6S devices manufactured between September and October 2015 are affected, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) said in a statement Monday. It didn't provide details on the battery fault that is causing the phones to unexpectedly go dark.

Apple's announcement comes less than a week after a consumer watch group in China launched an investigation into the problem.
"A considerable number" of Chinese users reported their iPhone 6 and 6S devices would suddenly turn off despite showing plenty of battery life, the China Consumers Association said in a statement. The phones would not turn back on even when plugged into chargers, according to the consumer group.
Apple said the battery problem is "not a safety issue." Its big rival Samsung pulled its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after repeated reports of the devices bursting into flames. Samsung initially said batteries in some Note 7 phones were to blame but is yet to fully explain the cause.

Apple's battery replacement offer for the iPhone 6S applies worldwide. Owners of eligible phones with cracked screens will have to repair them before getting the new battery, Apple said.
Consumers were plagued by a similar iPhone problem earlier this year. A software glitch with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus caused the battery icon to display more battery life than was actually left, leaving many people frustrated when their phones appeared to suddenly shut down. The company fixed the problem with an operating system update.
And just last week, Apple acknowledged iPhone 6 Plus devices suffer from "Touch Disease" -- when the phone's touchscreen stops working after it has been bent or repeatedly dropped on the floor.
The tech company rolled out a repair program, charging customers $149 to cure the disease.

...