Badr Berrada Founder & CEO

Badr is the Founder & CEO of BBN Times. He is a former Junior Stockbroker at Commodity Index LTD and FX Trader assistant at Société Générale. He is a huge advocate of financial intelligence by providing a platform and a voice to anyone willing to know more about the latest trends. He holds a master's degree in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and bachelor degree in Finance from Cass Business School.

 

BlackRock Keeps Getting Bigger

Growing demand for its exchange traded funds helped BlackRock pull in $104bn of new client money in the second quarter, taking the pool of cash run by the world’s largest asset manager to a total of $5.68tn. The company’s second-quarter earnings had risen 9 percent as investors continued to pour money into the company’s expanding fleet of exchange traded funds. 

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A Global Transition in Power

The United States' strategy has been to isolate Russia internationally. Evidently, it is Washington that is becoming more isolated on the global stage. This week in the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, the reverse in fortunes could not be more glaring. 

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The FoodTech Takeover is Underway

While innovation flows freely in every industry, from time to time the media latches onto a particular tech wave or flavour. Flavours of the week have gone by with the seasons, from FinTech to LegalTech. But one of the most lucrative and untapped markets is in what we put into our stomachs: FoodTech.

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Green Bonds and Climate Change

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, more than 300 cities have pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in line with the Paris targets. Green bonds have become more popular, witnessing an unprecedented global surge in issuance in a bid to reconcile investment opportunities and climate change. It is a difficult trade-off to achieve in a future that could be perhaps greener than ever. 

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Amazon Acquires Whole Foods

Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods (WFM) in a $13.7 billion deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet. Amazon, which has long eyed the grocery business, will buy the upmarket supermarket for $42 a share.

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