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Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
June 08, 2015

Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
The unending headache that is Kumtor continues. This time the conflict is over the mine's environmental impact.

Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine
May 22, 2015

Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine

By Ryskeldi Satke
The controversial Canadian company seems set to replicate its Kyrgyzstan experience in Mongolia.
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
August 22, 2014

Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors

By Clint Richards
Beijing is attempting to improve regional relations in the run up to November’s APEC summit.

Mining Outlook: Cloudy, But Sunshine Ahead?
July 04, 2013

Mining Outlook: Cloudy, But Sunshine Ahead?

The industry has slowed on weakening demand. But some observers remain positive about the future.

Mongolia's Economic Challenge
December 08, 2012

Mongolia's Economic Challenge

Mongolia hopes to leverage widespread international interest in its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine to diversify its economy.

Atomic Allies?: India and Australia Explore Uranium Sales
November 01, 2012

Atomic Allies?: India and Australia Explore Uranium Sales

As relations continue to warm, Australia and India could add uranium sales to their budding partnership.

Gold Regains its Glitter
October 02, 2012

Gold Regains its Glitter

Investing in the precious metal polarizes investors – but its price looks set to rise regardless.

North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
August 30, 2012

North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question

North Korea holds trillions of dollars in mineral resources. Unless it reforms its economy, it may never see much benefit.

August 08, 2012

From Bad To Worse: The Philippines New Mining Law

From large loopholes to complaints of favoring foreign firms,an opportunity seems to have been squandered.

Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth – Fact or Fiction?
July 31, 2012

Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth – Fact or Fiction?

Afghanistan’s mineral deposits hold promise, but bringing such wealth to market will be a challenge.

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