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Events

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

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Volkswagen buys 16.6% stake in US truck company Navistar www.bbc.com

Volkswagen has agreed a deal to buy a 16.6% stake in US truck-maker Navistar.
The agreement gives the German car manufacturer a foothold in the US truck market and Navistar a source for new engines for its fleet of vehicles.
Volkswagen will pay $15.76 (£11.76) for each of 16.2 million new company shares - 12% above Friday's closing price.
The deal is also creating a joint venture for procurement, which will help Navistar reach synergies of at least $500m (£373m) over five years.
There had been pressure on Navistar and other companies to find technology partners, after US regulators announced new environmental standards to cut greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty trucks by up to 25% by 2027.
The company's chief executive Troy Clarke said: "Over the longer term, it is intended to expand the technology options we are able to offer our customers by leveraging the best of both companies."

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Delta Suspends Direct Flights Between Russia and U.S. www.themoscowtimes.com

American airline Delta has suspended direct flights to Russia until the end of the year.

Delta's general representative in Russia, Leonid Tarasov, made the announcement Tuesday following earlier reports that Delta had completely withdrawn from the Russian market.

Speaking in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station, Tarasov said that the move was due to an expected drop in demand during the winter season.

The American airline’s last flight out of Russia this year will take off from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Tuesday. Customers will now only be able to travel to the United States with Delta with a KLM or Air France flight via Amsterdam or Paris respectively.

Russian carrier Aeroflot will continue to fly directly between the two countries, with daily flights between Moscow and New York.

Delta operates in 96 countries, and is considered the world’s largest airline based on the size of its fleet, passenger volume, and number of destinations.

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Fiat's founders are leaving Italy www.cnn.com

The aristocracy of Italian industry are moving their massive investment company to the Netherlands.
The Agnelli family founded automaker Fiat in 1899, and built a fortune over more than a century. Their $10 billion investment firm Exor now owns large stakes in global companies including Fiat Chrysler (FCAM), Ferrari (RACE) and The Economist Group.
Exor says the move from Turin to Amsterdam will simplify operations since Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and other businesses in its portfolio have already based themselves in the Netherlands.
When chairman John Elkann -- great-great grandson of Fiat founder Giovanni Agnelli -- proposed the move back in July, he said it was natural for Exor to align with "our principal investments [that] have themselves already reorganized their own corporate structure to better reflect their global activity."
The move to the Netherlands would allow the company to benefit from legal, financial and commercial expertise in Amsterdam, according to a person familiar with the move.
"Investors fully expect a global company to be located in a global center," the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not a spokesperson for the company.
The new Dutch shareholding structure will give more voting rights to shareholders who hold onto their investments for years, such as Agnelli family members.

Exor -- and subsidiaries such as Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler -- will still be traded on the Milan stock exchange, and its companies will continue to employ over 80,000 people in Italy.
The move, which should be finalized by the end of the year, will directly affect about 25 staff in Exor's head office.
Exor also owns 100% of Bermuda-based insurance firm PartnerRe, a majority stake in Italian soccer club Juventus and a large portion of the construction equipment manufacturer, CNH Industrial (CNHI), based in the Netherlands.

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MUFG to bolster capital with green bonds www.asia.nikkei.com

TOKYO -- Striving to meet stricter capital requirements for banks, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group plans to raise up to $3 billion through bonds specifically aimed at financing renewable energy projects.

The first batch of bonds, worth $500 million, is to be issued in September as part of a $3 billion issuance of so-called TLAC bonds. The Japanese megabank is looking to tap into growing demand for environment-friendly projects among institutional investors. Eventually, MUFG plans to increase the size of its green bond issuances to between 200 billion yen and 300 billion yen ($1.93 billion and $2.9 billion).

TLAC bonds are subordinated securities issued to raise an institution's "total loss-absorbing capacity." Debt acquired through loss-absorbing securities is deemed de facto equity capital. Since the holders are subject to losses, the obligations need not be repaid if the issuer goes bust. This is designed to shift risk onto the shoulders of investors, and away from the global financial system.

The international Financial Stability Board introduced the TLAC standard to ensure that systemically important banks have sufficient cushions -- minimizing danger to the financial sector and reducing the need for public bailouts.

MUFG plans to invest funds raised through its green bonds on photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy projects.

The bank is targeting mainly foreign investors with the seven-year bonds. It assumes an annual yield in the upper half of 2%, about 1 percentage point higher than that of U.S. securities with the same time to maturity.

(Nikkei)

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FM Ts.Munkh-Orgil holds bilats with Russian politicians in Vladivostok www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts.Munkh-Orgil attended the Eastern Economic Forum which took place in Vladivostok of Russia on September 2-3. The forum has been organized under auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.

The Minister have taken some updates on the Russian economic situation, especially, the economic growth in the Far East, regional economic policies and positions in Asia and the Pacific, and the measures for attracting investments from the regional countries.

During the economic forum, the FM Ts.Munkh-Orgil held bilateral meetings with the Russia Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and chairman of Mongolia-Russia Intergovernmental Committee S.E.Donskoy, Minister of Foreign Affairs S.V.Lavrov, the Head of the Sakha Republic E.A.Borisov, the Deputy Minister of Transportation O.V.Tsydenov and the President of the Russian Railways JSC O.V.Belozerov.

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Chinese firm to build Europe's tallest residential tower in London www.the guardian.com

 
On the eve of crucial talks between the British and Chinese over investment in the UK, Shanghai’s biggest property developer is to go ahead with an £800m tower in London, poised to be western Europe’s tallest residential skyscraper.
 
But with a separate “poor door” entrance for social tenants housed on the lower floors, and private elevators for the super-rich to speed to £3m penthouse apartments on the 67th floor, the new tower will revive controversy over inequality in the capital.
 
Spire London will rise 235 metres (771ft) on a site close to Canary Wharf in London Docklands. It promises “five-star lifestyle amenities” including a 35th-floor club and infinity pool with spectacular views over the city. But these will be reserved for private buyers, with one-bed “luxurious suites” to go on sale from £595,000.
 
The affordable housing units will make up 96 of the 861 apartments, but the developers insist they will have equal access to other communal facilities on the third floor, including a creche, meeting rooms, games room, and a “music/learning/cultural space”.
 
The developers are China’s biggest private property company, Greenland Group, and its UK managing director said the venture was a major confidence boost for London’s post-Brexit property market.
 
“This important launch reflects the confidence that Greenland Group continues to have in both the London economy and the London property market,” said Wenhao Qian.
 
In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum vote, prices at many tower developments stumbled, particularly in the London area. Property websites began advertising many unfinished flats below the original purchase price in an attempt to lure buyers.
 
One agent, LondonDom.com, was advertising several properties in central London for less than the original price charged by the developer. These included a three-bedroom apartment in the Battersea Riverlight development. Separately, a flat in the super-luxe One Blackfriars development was advertised for “less than the developer’s price”. In both cases, the agent said the sales were for personal reasons and not a result of the Brexit vote.
 
The London office property market also stalled immediately after the referendum, with many leading investment funds forced to close their doors to withdrawals to avoid a firesale of property.
 
However, data in recent weeks has tended to show a more robust property market emerging. House price growth picked up slightly in August, according to Nationwide.
 
The average price of a home rose 0.6% to £206,145 between July and August, according to the Nationwide house price index – one of two monthly surveys by UK mortgage lenders. This compared with a 0.5% monthly gain in June. The annual rate picked up to 5.6% from 5.2%.
 
Greenland Group, which is developing four of the 10 tallest buildings in the world, said Spire London would reach half its height by summer 2018, with completion in 2020.
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Lagarde stresses G20 to proceed structural reform www3.nhk.or.jp

The head of the International Monetary Fund has stressed the need for the Group of 20 nations to proceed with structural reforms to help boost the world economy.
 
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was speaking to reporters on Monday after attending a G20 summit in China.
 
Leaders of advanced and emerging economies pledged to implement a range of policies to achieve sustainable global growth.
 
Lagarde stressed the importance of structural reform over monetary and fiscal policies in raising global economic growth.
 
She urged G20 countries not just to think about structural reform, but to actually implement it.
 
Lagarde also said it's necessary to keep working toward a more equal relationship among IMF member nations. She was referring to a G20 agreement to give emerging and developing economies a more prominent voice.
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Samsung trips on quality control in rush to pip Apple www.reuters.com

In its rush to beat rival products to market, notably Apple's (AAPL.O) new iPhone, Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) has accelerated new phone launch cycles, but its haste is raising concerns that it fell short on quality testing.
 
Since last year, the South Korean firm, the world's largest maker of smartphones, has brought forward the launch of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series models by roughly a month.
 
For the June quarter, the strategy helped Samsung to its best profit in more than two years, but it is also putting strain on its supply chain and its manufacturing reputation.
 
On Friday, two weeks after launch, Samsung recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets including South Korea and the United States after finding its batteries were prone to ignite, and halted sales of the 988,900 won ($891) device in those markets indefinitely.
 
The recall looks set to hamstring a revival in Samsung's mobile business just as Apple gears up to launch its new iPhones this month.
 
"Samsung might have over-exerted itself trying to pre-empt Apple, since everybody knows the iPhones launch in September," said Chang Sea-Jin, business professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and author of "Sony vs. Samsung", a history of the electronics giants.
 
"It's an unfortunate event; it feels like Samsung rushed a bit, and it's possible that this led to suppliers also being hurried."
 
Samsung said in a statement to Reuters it conducts "extensive preparation" for its products and will release them to the market "only after proper completion of the development process".
 
The firm said on Friday it had identified a problem in the manufacturing process of a battery supplier it didn't name.
 
"I am working to straighten out our quality control process," Samsung's mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin said then.
 
The scale of the unprecedented recall, which some analysts forecast will cost Samsung nearly $5 billion in revenue this year, follows a separate supply-chain management issue that led to disappointing sales of the Galaxy S6 series last year.
 
Samsung executives said production problems for the curved screens and metal casings used in the Galaxy S6 edge led to a supply shortage for the device, leaving the firm unable to capitalize on the critical acclaim the phone received, sapping earnings momentum.
 
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Counterpoint analyst Jeff Fieldhack said Samsung stole the thunder from local rival LG Electronics' (066570.KS) launch of the G5 smartphone this year by starting the sales of the Galaxy S7 smartphones a month earlier and backing them with an aggressive marketing campaign.
 
"I believe they were trying to create a similar effect by beating Apple to market by (about) a month, too," he said.
 
"Very often, lab times and testing periods are shrunk to expedite approval and time-to-market of key devices. It is possible all charging scenarios were not thoroughly tested."
 
Samsung SDI, one of two makers of batteries for the Note 7 - the other has not been identified - said it had not received notice from Samsung Electronics regarding its batteries and declined to comment further, including whether its batteries were found to be faulty. The company declined to comment on a local media report that it had production difficulties and struggled to meet orders in time.
 
While there are occasional reports of phones catching fire or burning users, recalls for such problems are rare. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 can not be removed by the user - a design decision to make the phones slimmer and waterproof.
 
A Samsung executive who declined to be named told Reuters before the recall announcement: "Our production engineers and managers are extremely experienced, and if you ask them to find a solution to adopt a design change, they'd promptly bring things under control.
 
"But even that capability is under growing strain, as we try out new materials and everything is on a very tight schedule."
 
Local brokerage Korea Investment cut its third-quarter operating profit forecast for Samsung by 1.1 trillion won to 7.1 trillion won due to the recall, though it said the event would not derail the broader rebound of its smartphone business.
 
If haste contributed to the problem, it could now help Samsung limit the impact of the recall.
 
Shares in Samsung were up 0.8 percent in mid-day trade on Tuesday, 4.4 percent below record highs reached two weeks ago, as some investors welcomed the swift decision to launch a global recall.
 
 
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S.Byambatsogt: We will follow policy to protect investors www.mongolia.gogo.mn

 
 
Today MP and Minister of Justice S.Byambatsogt held press session on problems facing to foreign investors and protecting investors from burden of administrative and legal institutions.
According to the order issued by the Prime Minister, a working group led by Minister S.Byambatsogt, to examine bureaucracy, burden and groundless investigation conducted on the investors have established.
He noted that the working group will receive complaints to a bureaucrats and burden of state and legal institutions until Sep 15th.
He stated: "Investment stood at USD 4.7 billion in 2011 and it has decreased to USD 36 million as of first quarter of 2016. In other words, foreign investment has lowered by 130 times in last for years. Event, bureaucracy of civil servants is not the only reason to this, we need to examine. Clear and stable state policy attracts foreign investors. Newly formed Government will follow policy to protect investors from bureaucracy and illegal burden. This working group has established with the aim to support taxpayers and wealth creators".
Email to receive complaint letters from investors: medeelel@moj.gov.mn
Phone to receive complaint call from investors: (51)-263682
Currently, 200 foreign and 5000 domestic individuals were banned from traveling outside the country and the reasons will be notified soon.
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Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto www.bbc.com

 
Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (£49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides giant.
Bayer said it was in advanced talks with Monsanto, but warned there was no guarantee a deal would result.
Its initial offer of $122 a share in May was rejected by the US firm for being "financially inadequate".
The record all-cash offer valued Monsanto at $62bn (£43bn at the time).
Bayer raised its offer to $125 a share in July but was again rebuffed.
Combining Bayer and Monsanto would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier and be a market leader in the US, Europe and Asia.
Bayer's farm business produces seeds as well as chemicals to combat weeds and insects, but it is better known for its healthcare products such as Aspirin and Alka-Seltzer.
Monsanto is primarily known for its genetically modified seeds for crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat and sugar cane. Such seeds have attracted criticism from some environmental activists.
The higher offer comes amid a wave of mergers in the agriculture sector.
Rivals including Dow Chemical, DuPont and Syngenta have all announced tie-ups recently, although some have yet to be cleared by regulators.
The drop in commodity prices has put pressure on companies such as Monsanto, with farmers' cutting orders for supplies.
However, a Bayer takeover of Monsanto could raise US competition concerns because of the sheer size of the combined company and the control it would have over the global seeds and sprays markets.
Farming groups have raised concerns that such mergers could lead to fewer choices and higher prices.
Insiders said that although the two companies were close to reaching an agreement on price, they had yet to agree on a strategy on how to deal with potential regulatory hurdles.
Shares in Bayer have fallen by close to a fifth this year and ended at €94.24 on Monday, valuing the company at €78bn.
Monsanto has risen 9% since the start of the year and closed on Friday at $107.44, making it worth just over $47bn. Wall Street was closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
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