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Mongolia halts landmark deal with foreign firms over massive coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2015
Mongolia halts landmark deal with foreign firms over massive coal mine

The country's parliament decided Tavan Tolgoi needs the approval of legislators before going ahead.

Turquoise Hill surges after Oyu Tolgoi expansion okayed

Frik Els | April 6, 2015
Turquoise Hill surges after Mongolia approves expansion

After two years of bitter wrangling Mongolian cabinet approves Vancouver firm's $5 billion expansion of massive copper-gold mine in Gobi desert.

Mongolia greatly responsible for Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi troubles – PM

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Mongolia greatly responsible for Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi troubles - PM

Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg said Friday his country should take charge of how long a dispute a expansion of the copper and gold mine has taken.

Tax breakthrough at Rio Tinto's Mongolia copper mine — source

Reuters | March 31, 2015

Rio Tinto and Mongolia have made a breakthrough in a tax dispute that has been among issues stalling development of the $6.5 billion Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, according to an official familiar with the government's position.

Mongolia fined $100M for expropriating uranium mine

MINING.com Editor | March 3, 2015
Effects of court ruling feat

An international arbitration tribunal has ordered Mongolia to fork over $100 million for expropriating the Dornod uranium project from Khan Resources (CNSX:KRI) back in 2009.

Frik Els

Mongolia text poll impact: Dust off your exploration plans

Frik Els | February 5, 2015
Turquoise Hill rockets on Oyu Tolgoi funding deal

Mongolia may give up government shareholding in mining projects altogether.

Mongolian verdict sends chill through mining community

Frik Els | February 4, 2015
Mongolian verdict sends chill through mining community

Banned from travel since 2012, three SouthGobi workers, a coal firm owned Vancouver's Turquoise Hill, are now going to jail for 5-6 years for tax evasion.

Rio Tinto to drop Oyu Tolgoi $1.6bn royalty if expansion gets ok from Mongolia

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 26, 2015
Rio Tinto to drop Oyu Tolgoi $1.6bn royalty if expansion gets ok from Mongolia

Documents obtained and verified by The Australian, show that Rio Tinto offered Mongolia to forsake a “net smelter return” of 2% cent of the project’s revenue.

Turquoise Hill output at higher end of target

Frik Els | January 19, 2015
Turquoise Hill output at higher end of target

Higher grades boost fourth quarter production despite concentrator fire at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia.

Oyu Tolgoi 2015 production forecast cut

Frik Els | December 20, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi 2015 production forecast cut

Vancouver's Turquoise Hill lowers output estimates for Mongolian mine to 600,000oz–700,000oz of gold and 175,000t–195,000t of copper in concentrates.

Turquoise Hill surges after Mongolia taps new leader

Frik Els | November 12, 2014
Turquoise Hill surges after Mongolia approves expansion

Nominee Amarjargal Renchinnyam is a respected economist who could help bring Vancouver firm's $5bn Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold expansion project back on track.

Rio Tinto's $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi expansion in limbo once again

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 10, 2014
Rio Tinto's $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi expansion in limbo once again

Mine operator and Rio's subsidiary Turquoise Hill said Monday they have made an offer to the government of Mongolia to resolve matters in a manner deemed "beneficial to all stakeholders.”

Cecilia Jamasmie

Mongolia-based miners in limbo after premier ousted

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2014
Mongolia-based miners in limbo after premier ousted

What happens next is critical say mining companies currently operating in the country.

Rio Tinto braces for $2.5bn Oyu Tolgoi writedown

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 31, 2014
Turquoise Hill output at higher end of target

According to The Times, Rio flagged the possibility of a writedown in August.

More delay at Oyu Tolgoi as financing deadline lapses

MINING.com Editor | October 5, 2014
Rio Tinto to axe hundreds of jobs at Oyu Tolgoi mine

The underground portion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold complex is no closer to fruition, after the parties behind the US$5 billion operation let a Sept. 30 financing deadline lapse without applying for an extension.

Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Work on feasibility study for $6bn underground expansion of massive Mongolian copper-gold mine can resume after confirmation tax dispute is settled for $100m less.

Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Frik Els | September 12, 2014
Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Mongolia knocks $100m off tax claim to revive expansion of massive copper-gold mine owned by Rio Tinto unit Turquoise Hill.

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Analyst: Glasenberg could grab Rio by way of China

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

Oyu Tolgoi feasibility study won't have financials or schedule

Frik Els | August 13, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi feasibility study won't have financials or schedule

Talks ahead of September 30 funding deadline continue and feasibility study for $5bn expansion of Mongolia mine almost complete, but huge gaps remain.

Mongolia blames Rio Tinto for delays at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 9, 2014
Mongolia blames Rio Tinto for delays at Oyu Tolgoi

The move aims to shift blame for delays away from the government.

Mongolia approves major overhaul to mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2014
Mongolia approves major overhaul to mining law

New law expands the proportion of Mongolia’s area available to mining and exploration from 8% to 20%, among other investor-friendly changes.

Ex-SouthGobi workers long stuck in Mongolia get trial date

Jeffrey Richmond | June 25, 2014
SouthGobi trial feat

Mongolia blocks accused from leaving country, often for years.

Mongolia says Rio Tinto owes $130 million in Oyu Tolgoi unpaid taxes

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

The long-dragged dispute between Rio and the Mongolian government over a $6.6 billion underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi has hit a fresh impasse.

Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 30, 2014
Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

The revisions to the country's mining law would increase the area available to exploration to 20%t from around 8%.

Rio Tinto to axe hundreds of jobs at Oyu Tolgoi mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 28, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi feasibility study won't have financials or schedule

Amid the miner's efforts to reduce costs at its gigantic copper and gold operation in Mongolia.

Mongolia wants to regain investors confidence by returning mining licenses

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2014
Mongolia wants to regain investors confidence by returning mining licenses

Foreign direct investment in the central Asian country dropped 50% last year.

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