Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to statistics of workforce by first quarter of this year, Mongolia has 1,205.5 thousand people of workforce aged above 15.

632.1 thousand or 52.4% of them are male, and 573.4 thousand or 47.6%–are female. 734.7 thousand or 60.9% of the economically active population live in urban areas, and 470.8 thousand or 39.1%–in localities.

By the first quarter of 2015, the labor force participation rate (LFPR) is 61.5% nationwide. It shows 55.4% in urban areas, and 74.5% in localities. In addition, the number of workers increased by 65.2 thousand or 6.2% against the previous year.

There are 88.6 thousand unemployed people at a national level in the first quarter of 2015. 53.6 thousand or 60.5% of them are male, and the rest or 35.0 thousand–female. In that time, the unemployment rate became 7.4%, declining by 2.0% against the previous year.



Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During this year’s Naadam Festival to continue on July 4-15, 16 ceremonial events will take place, and the state concert of honor will be given outside for the first time on July 10.

Vice Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ya.Tomorbaatar reported it at a regular meeting of the organizing committee of the Naadam Festival ran Monday in the State House. This meeting approved a plan of works of sub-committees of the organizing committee.

Within the Festival, the Central Square of Ulaanbaatar will hold a concert of classic music, a children’s gala concert, festivals of dance for world Mongolians and Morin Khuur, the “Mongolians in Deel” festival, a concert of foreign famous groups and the “Ulaanbaatar’s Night” party. The “Horse Herder” festival will be organized as well, said Tomorbaatar.

At the meeting, the Deputy Premier and head of the organizing committee U.Khurelsukh obliged leaders of the sub-committees to fully ensure preparation of the annual festival.



Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first four months of 2015, a total of 5659.6 thousand tons of freight and 927.9 thousand passengers (double counting) were carried by railway transport. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the amount of carried freight decreased by 402.6 thousand tons or 6.6 percent and the number of carried passengers decreased by 155.5 thousand people or 14.4 percent.

The revenue from railway transport in the first 4 months of 2015 reached MNT 109.6 billion reflecting decrease of 12.5 billion Togrog or 10.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

As for air transport, it carried 812.1 tons of freight and 167.3 thousand passengers (double counting). Compared to the same period of the previous year, the amount of carried freight decreased by 269.5 tons or 24.9 percent and the number of carried passengers decreased by 36.1 thousand people or 17.7 percent.



Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by production approach reached MNT 4525.7 billion at current price and MNT 2854.9 billion at 2010 constant price in the first quarter of 2015, showing increase of 9.4 percent at current price and 4.4 percent at constant price, compared to the same period of the previous year.

GDP by expenditure approach reached MNT 4540.3 billion at current price, MNT 2921.9 billion at 2010 constant price in the first quarter of 2015, showing increase of 10.0 percent at current price and 4.4 percent at constant price, against the same period of 2014, the National Statistics Office reports.


CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival

2015 оны 5 дугаар сарын 12-13-ны өдрүүдэд ИБУИНВУ-д суугаа ЭСЯ Британи дахь “Монголын урлаг, соёл Лондонд” ТББ-тай хамтран жил бүр зохион байгуулагддаг олон улсын хаврын үзэсгэлэн худалдаа, үндэсний хоолны наадамд  амжилттай оролцов. 56 дахь жилдээ зохион байгуулагдаж байгаа уг арга хэмжээнд Лондон дахь 70 гаруй гадаадын ДТГ-ууд оролцов. 

Британи дахь “Монголын урлаг, соёл Лондонд” ТББ Ч.Сэндэмийн торго дээр зурсан уран зураг бүхий алчуур, цаасан хайчилбар, бэхэн зураг, Британийн зохиолч, түүхч Жон Ман-ы “Чингис хаан”, “Хубилай” ном, загвар зохион бүтээгч Д.Сэмжидмаа (Сэмка) өөрийн ноолууран бүтээгдэхүүнээр уг арга хэмжээнд оролцлоо.

The Embassy of Mongolia and Mongolian Art and Culture in London together have participated in the CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival on 12-13 May 2015. Diplomatic missions of over 70 countries based in London will bring their art, culture and food to the 56th CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival.      

Amazing hand-painted and colourful silk scarves and artworks by a Mongolian designer Ch. Sendem, ink painting and paper cutting artworks, mongolian souvenirs, British writer’s book “Genghis Khan”, “Kublai Khan” are provided by Mongolian Art and Culture in London, cashmere-by a London-based Mon
golian designer D.Semjidmaa (Semka).

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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Rain and snow are expected in western part of western region on May 15, western and central regions on May 16, in central and eastern regions on May 17, and in eastern region on May 18. Winds will get stronger in the sub-mountains of Altai on May 15, in some regions on May 16, reaching 12-14 m/sec, in some regions on May 17 and in steppes and the Gobi on May 18, reaching 16-18 m/sec speed and forming dust and snow storms.

The nighttime temperature in mountainous areas of Khangai, Khovsgol and Khentii and in the banks of Tuul and Terelj rivers will be -2+3, and the daytime, +13+18.

In the depression of Great Lakes and in southern part of the Gobi, the night- time temperature will be +8+13, and the daytime, +23+28.

In other regions, the nighttime temperature will be +1+6, and the daytime, +17+22 Celsius.

It will get warmer in northern parts of central and eastern regions on May 17, and in eastern half of the territory on May 18.



Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the Stock Exchange trades on Tuesday, a total of 80 thousand and 783 units of 16 JSCs were traded costing MNT 265 million 521 thousand and 638.00.
“Merex” /56 thousand units/, “Genco tour bureau” /9,680 units/, “Remikon” /7,013 units/, “APU” /3,183 units/ and “State Department Store” /1,344 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were “APU” (MNT 11 million 241 thousand and 170), “Merex” (MNT four million and 984 thousand), “Merex” (MNT one million and 530 thousand), “Genco tour bureau” (MNT 774 thousand and 400), “State Department Store” (MNT 672 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 261 billion 183 million 042 thousand and 333. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 12,805.49,decreasing 0.04% and the all index of MSE was 940.21.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The cabinet considered on Monday Mongolia’s joining the Convention on Transfer of Sentenced Persons of the Council of Europe, and resolved
to consult it with affiliated Standing committee.
The Convention has been ratified by governments of 47 European Union member states and by 19 non-members, including the USA, Australia and Japan, where our citizens work and study in relatively great numbers. By joining the Convention, Mongolia will exchange convicts with the Convention’s member-countries.
The Government is collaborating in exchanging the convicted and assisting in the transfer processes with several countries, where Mongolian nationals travel to on purposes of study, work and business, and have come to become subjects to criminal cases. Mongolia has signed bilateral agreements with seven countries so far, which legalized the convict-transferring procedures. As for the countries without any regulations regarding the procedures, it requires some diplomatic measures.


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Such a draft was presented to the Chairman of the State Great Khural Z.Enkhbold by the Minister of Finance J.Erdenebat on May 11. The amendments concerns the taxation and reporting issues.
According to the General Tax Law, the final dates for paying and reporting of any kind of taxation are resolved to be simultaneous, while the Law on Mineral Resources says the entities should pay the quarterly royalty payments within the next quarter and to submit the monthly report by 20th of a next month.
As the two regulations contradict with each other, it puts more burden on the tax authorities, as well as on the taxpayers, said the Minister.
Therefore, the draft amendment to the Law on Mineral Resources has been developed for resolving these conflicting issues and for harmonizing the clauses of the law with the General Tax Law. In brief, the tax paying and reporting periods will be set on the same dates.


The Embassy of Mongolia in London is inviting you to join a CAMEL RACE DAY charity event, which is being organized by the Wild Camel Protection Foundation on Sunday, 7 September 2014 at Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4JA,England.

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