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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Vodafone Strikes a Deal to Merge with Idea Cellular

Vodafone has merged its Indian business with Idea Cellular, India's third-largest network, to create the country's largest operator. The combined company will have almost 400 million customers, accounting for 35% of the market share. The deal involves consolidation of businesses, transfer of shares, appointing officials and synergising operations. 

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Uber President Steps Down

Uber has lost two major top executives amid a series of scandals at the car-hailing company, with its head of ride-sharing and a key architect of its autonomous driving efforts the latest to depart. Uber faces a series of controversies including allegations of sexual harassment, rows with regulators over testing of self-driving cars and a lawsuit from Waymo, Google’s autonomous car unit, alleging theft of intellectual property.

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Mulesoft's IPO Exceeds Snap on First Trading Day

MuleSoft shares popped 46% in their trading debut, beating Snap for the best first day IPO gains so far this year. The company priced its 13 million share offering at $17 a share on Thursday, above the expected range of $14 to $16. Shares closed at $24.75 a share, after reaching a high of $25.92. The San-Francisco software company raised money from investors like Salesforce Ventures and Lightspeed Ventures Partners.  

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A New Era in HSBC

This past Monday, HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, appointed insurance veteran and AIA Group boss Mark Tucker as chairman to replace Douglas Flint, who plans to step down in 2017. A one-time professional footballer who has held several leadership jobs including running Britain's Prudential, Mr Tucker will take over as group chairman designate from 1st September and as non-executive group chairman on 1st October. 

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The Rise of Female Hedge Fund Managers

Women have a long way to go on Wall Street, and nowhere is this more true than in the hedge fund industry, where only 15% of CEOs are female. However, there is a positive news, hedge funds run by women have outperformed a broader benchmark of alternative investment managers over the past five years, raising fresh questions about why there are so few female portfolio managers.

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