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.
Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.
Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.
The martial arts star and 'ally of Putin' gained 50% of the vote
Showy martial arts star Battulga Khaltmaa, whose campaign stressed his apparent ties to Moscow, has won support with his nationalist, populist approach.
By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.