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Extradition for Mongolian spy

Mongolian spy chief Bat Khurts, who claims he was lured to the UK so that he could be arrested and jailed under a European Arrest Warrant, can be extradited to Germany, a judge has ruled.

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Mongolian spy chief Bat Khurts, who claims he was lured to the UK so he could be arrested and jailed under a European Arrest Warrant, can be extradited to Germany, a judge ruled today.

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Outlook For those who do not follow the relatively arcane world of international stock exchanges, the news that the London Stock Exchange, the grand-daddy of them all, is no longer a Premier League player in its industry may come as a surprise. But that is the truth of the matter: assuming the deal with TMX goes through, the combined operation would still only be the world's seventh-largest bourse.

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For her advanced years, she looks remarkable. Despite nearing the ripe old age of 4,000, long eyelashes still frame her half-open eyes and hair tumbles down to her remarkably well-preserved shoulders.

Origo seeks $80m to fund expansion

Origo Partners, an Aim-listed private equity company focused on China, hopes to raise up to $80m (£50m) to expand in Mongolia.

Bankers to brave -30C to pitch for Mongolian mine

More than 20 of the world's biggest investment banks will next week to pitch for roles on a potential $8bn London listing of a state-owned Mongolian coal mine.

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