CHINA RISING: Beijing's insatiable appetite transforms Central Asian oil and gas flows

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.

CHINA RISING: Beijing stirs up Russia’s backyard

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 11, 2017

Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.

CHINA RISING: Eurasian eyes turn east

Ben Aris in Berlin July 10, 2017

Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.

Democratic Party’s populist candidate Battulga wins second round of Mongolian elections

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2017

The martial arts star and 'ally of Putin' gained 50% of the vote

Mongolia’s likely next president indicates shift towards Russia

Kanat Shaku in Almaty July 7, 2017

Showy martial arts star Battulga Khaltmaa, whose campaign stressed his apparent ties to Moscow, has won support with his nationalist, populist approach.

CONFERENCE CALL: IIB looks ahead to the next five years

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 28, 2017

By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.