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.

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Standard Life Acquires Aberdeen

Standard Life has struck a deal to acquire rival Aberdeen Asset Management for £3.8bn, creating the UK’s largest asset manager. The two companies confirmed this Monday morning the all-share deal which marks a further step in Standard Life’s evolution from a traditional insurer into an investment powerhouse. After the deal, the combined group would be Europe’s second-largest fund manager with £660bn in assets under management. Both firms combined their strengths to create a world class investment company. 

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Abu Dhabi Tightens Purse Strings

There are few bigger attractions for expatriates seeking a top-paying job in the oil-rich Gulf than the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. But as Abu Dhabi implements a string of cost-cutting measures even Adia’s staff are starting to feel the pinch. 

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Germany Overtakes the UK to Become Europe's Leading Real Estate Investment Market

Germany leapfrogged the United Kingdom to become the most active European commercial property market in 2016 with transactions totalling €59 billion. Although investment volumes declined 14% year on year, the country has still managed to become Europe’s number one real estate investment market. 

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The War of Augmented Reality Glasses

Apple and Facebook, two of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, are secretly working on augmented reality (AR) technology. It may take some time before Apple is going to reveal its efforts in the space, but Facebook may give us a glance at its AR research as early as next month. Both companies currently involved see huge profits ahead as the perfect reason to join the race with Magic Leap and Microsoft. 

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The Secret Behind Singapore's Success

Singapore is one of the best places to be born in and to live in.  A great location, honest government and lots of foreign trade helped transform this tiny state into a regional powerhouse. Quite amazingly, a society destined to fail in 1965 has become one of the world’s greatest success stories. So how did Singapore become a success story?

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