There may be more to the story of Germanwings Flight 9525 than what appears in the mainstream media.
A brief overview of the key political and economic issues facing Mongolia.
The shutdown of Pan African Minerals’ manganese mine at Tambao has some mining companies on edge ahead of new regulations in Burkina Faso. Yet new laws could well be a boon for the industry.
There have been three bouts of bad news for global commodity prices over the past week, all of which are putting more downside pressure on already deflated prices.
With its oil-reliant economy and high break-even price, Nigeria is one country that has been hit particularly hard by recent OPEC policy.
Negotiations are heating up as Iran and the P5+1 enter the final week ahead of a March 31st deadline for a framework deal.
In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part four focuses on Islamic State and Iraq.
Will the impasse between the Mongolian government and major mining firm Rio Tinto over the massive gold-copper Oyu Tolgoi mine finally be resolved, and as early as this month?
As Vladimir Putin fights ferociously to keep Western institutions out of former Soviet states in Eastern Europe, mineral-rich Mongolia on Russia’s southeast border faces a similar dilemma with different actors.
All of South Africa’s political ills are weakening its position at the bargaining table, and may cost it billions in rand in the end.