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Allen Stanford thinks he is his best attorney

R Allen Stanford Convicted Still

Allen Stanford - who has at one time or another been represented by 18 different attorneys - has decided the best person for the job is himself. Stanford, who has no legal training, says he is invoking his right to represent himself.

Societe Generale puts in solid quarter

Frederic Oudea

French banking group Societe Generale reported forecast-beating second-quarter earnings on Thursday which more than doubled from the same period a year ago, despite tough conditions in Europe.




London skyscrapers see rent prices boom

The cost of renting office space in the tallest buildings in London has surged almost 11 percent in the last six months, as construction of a number of high-profile skyscrapers have been completed and occupancy rates are at multi-year highs.