INTERVIEW: Green transition must be a just transition, says EBRD chief economist

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 21, 2023

EBRD research shows majority in transition countries believe climate change will severely affect the children of today, but fewer people are willing to pay to address the climate emergency.

SDS storms fed by sand and dust equal in weight to 350 Great Pyramids of Giza, says UNCCD

bne IntelIiNews November 19, 2023

Sometimes known as the sirocco, haboob, yellow dust, white storm or harmattan, the phenomenon that engulfs everything in its path can be a costly disaster.

Mongolia: Love thy third neighbour

Antonio Graceffo in Ulaanbaatar November 17, 2023

Though always mindful of navigating the influences of Russia and China, Ulaanbaatar has completed a three-month campaign to foster closer ties with various nations, including France and the US.

Mongolia’s meat export dilemma

Antonio Graceffo, Munkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj, & Lhagvadorj Dorjburegdaa November 6, 2023

Stepping up consignments to help feed China’s huge population would boost the undiversified economy, but might cause unacceptable hardship at home.

Putin arrives in China, as UNSC rebuffs Kremlin's peace deal to Israel war

Ben Aris in Berlin October 17, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China on October 17 for a two day visit, his second trip abroad since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin’s arrest in March kidnapping Ukrainian children.

France agrees lithium exploration deal with Mongolia during presidential visit

bne IntelIiNews October 12, 2023

Progress also made on deal for uranium cooperation.

Russia, Mongolia trade flourishing as Moscow turns east for new markets

Ben Aris in Berlin October 10, 2023

Russia is strategically seeking to diversify its trade partnerships, aiming to replace lost European trade with new allies in the east. Russia has long-standing ties with Mongolia, which has grown in importance since the start of the G7 sanctions.

EBRD projects slowdown in Central Europe, robust growth in Eurasia

bne IntelliNews September 27, 2023

High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.