Sat, Apr 25, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

The Big Picture: Mongolia will show more potential when investment universe expands

Friday, November 23, 2012

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

An Opalesque column for macro investors.

Thanks to its extensive mineral wealth, Khan Investment Management , a Singapore-based manager, projects a double-digit annual GDP growth for Mongolia over the next five years. This is in line with expectations from the IMF, the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The rise of Mongolia

Mongolia is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia with a population of around 2.75 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China. Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the population. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic.

Economic activity in Mongolia used to be based on herding and agriculture, but extensive mineral deposits of copper, coal, molybdenum, tin, tungsten, and gold have since been a driver of industrial production. Mining is 21.8% of GDP and agriculture is 16% of GDP.

GDP, inflation, trade deficit

Its mining sector helped it grow substantially in 2007 and 2008 (9.9% and 8.9%, respectively), but its currency dropped 40% against the U.S. dollar in 2009 due to falls in commodity prices. (The Thomson Reuters/Jeffer......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. U.S. does not want hedge funds to invest in offshore re-insurers for tax purposes[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday introduced a new rule aimed at limiting hedge funds’ ability to reduce their tax bills by investing in insurance companies in offshore tax havens. As a general rule, the U.S. tax laws does not allow hedge funds to use off

  2. Ruling: Hedge funds suing Argentina can have access to bond offering details[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan ruled yesterday that hedge funds are entitled to details of a recent bond offering by Buenos Aires, reports

  3. Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week

  4. Hedge funds down -0.17% in March (+1.23%YTD)[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.17% in March to end Q1 2015 up 1.23%, compared to the S&P 500 which increased 0.96%, according to the latest data from eVestment. Hedge fund performance returns were mixed in March amid increased equity

  5. Fund managers express concern of overvaluation in both equity and bond markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, investors see growing overvaluations in both

 

banner