The Hong Kong arm of a major Australian mining company based in Mongolia
has yet to comment on why its senior lawyer is still being questioned
by anti-corruption authorities and banned from leaving the country.
AN Australian lawyer being detained in Mongolia may be caught up in a
fight over returns from a Rio Tinto mining operation, the head of an
Australian parliamentary delegation which visited the mine recently
Coal miner Peabody Energy (BTU.N: Quote), eager to tap Mongolia"s
massive coal resources, said on Friday it expects to resume talks with
the government in early 2013 over acquiring a stake in the undeveloped
western block of the Tavan Tolgoi deposit.