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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Banking & Blockchain

As the struggle to raise profitability continues, innovations like blockchain could offer investment banks a lifeline. Blockchain – a catchall phrase for distributed ledger technology – is a new type of database system which enables multiple parties to share access to the same data, at virtually the same time, with an unprecedented level of confidence.

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The Financial Crisis 10 Years Later

Many analysts regard Aug. 9, 2007, when BNP froze three subprime mortgage deb funds, as the moment when the financial crisis truly went global. Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers collapsed. The global economy entered a mortgage crisis that caused panic and financial turmoil with volatile markets and lasting effects throughout several years. 

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Instagram Reaches New Heights

As competition for digital advertising heats up, Instagram is unveiling new features to prove how often its app drives sales. Once known for its pretty filters, the photo app expanded significantly, allowing its 300 million active users connect with 8 million businesses. 

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Google Keeps Minting Money

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported its second quarterly results, posting both higher revenue and profits than expected. Even with massive EU fine, Google keeps minting money.

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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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