Isht You Wouldn’t Believe Last week was “Nazi pride week” in Mongolia. Pic taken on the steps of parliament. No kidding! When I first visited Ulaanbaatar, I was puzzled at the Nazi bars. Seemed sort of like a theme bar — kinda like you’d expect maybe a weird vampire themed
We’ve received quite a few emails from many of you over the past few weeks. I’ll answer some of the questions you’ve had and touch upon your comments here as I think they might be relevant for the others to read about. Let’s just dive right into it, shall we? Question: Dear
Frontier markets and volatility go together like bacon and eggs. Bursting with energy, chaotic and often smelly they lurch about like a young calf finding its legs. Mongolia could quite aptly be seen to be such a calf. Sometimes the calf lurches about and remains standing. Sometimes it falls over.
One of the reasons I spend a lot of time in New Zealand, whilst having grown up in South Africa, apart from the breathtaking beauty and unbelievable lifestyle, is that South Africa completely blows New Zealand away when it comes to crime (pun intended). Crime clogs the economic pipelines of
Mongolia has a kind of raw seething grittiness to it. It is like a brand spanking new 8 liter V-10 engine with the chassis in place but the rest of the machine is a mishmash of bolted on parts, the seats come from an abandoned Lada, the interior is decorated
Earlier this week we took a look at the public calls we made for the first half of 2013. Today I’ll cover the last half of 2013. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Before I do that however, I owe our readers an apology. As I was working on this summary,
So says a contact of ours in Mongolia. (This post is the result of various conversations which have transpired over the last few weeks. As such consider this a timely “bonus” issue.) Journalists are often constricted in many ways. Firstly by their publishing houses, whose prerogative is to sell copy.
The following content is provided courtesy of our colleague Scott. As Scott is passionate about the case for investment in frontier agriculture – a point in which we share much common ground – we asked him to share some of his insight. [hr] Last week I had lunch with an