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In Mongolian gold mine lies a vein of hostility

In Mongolian gold mine lies a vein of hostility

Odgerel Tsagaan, a clerk at a cashmere shop here in Mongolia's frigid, bustling capital, received a text message on her cellphone in late January from the recently installed prime minister, asking her advice on the country's economic woes. It wasn't a prank: After notching the world's fastest GDP growth in 2011 — 17.5% — the economy in this resource-rich but sparsely populated nation has slowed sharply, expanding 6.9% last year. With slumping global commodity prices, a weakened currency and plunging foreign investment — down 70% from 2013 to 2014 — the government has been at a loss to reverse the slide. So Prime Minister Saikhanbileg Chimed...

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