UK: Prince Harry Clinches World Record Currency Trade On Charity Day
Prince Harry breaks the world record for the biggest currency trade as he took the call to complete the deal on Monday. Taking part in a charity day at broker BGC Partners, Prince Harry finalised the planned trade which has raised money for charity.
Prince Harry's shattering £15.5 billion foreign currency trade was completed with Barclays, topping brother William's £14.2 billion trade at brokerage firm ICAP. The previous record was set Prince William, who completed a foreign exchange trade worth 17 billion euros at a different brokerage last December. All revenues made during the charity day are donated to 29 good causes.
This trend for the elite, business men and billionaires donating huge sums is increasing with Warren Buffet being amongst the first. Buffet pledged $37bn to Bill Gates' charitable foundation in 2006 which was met with global media coverage. The Gates Foundation recently pledged $1bn for vaccine equality and the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said the effort could help save four million lives in four years. Sir Richard Branson followed suit by pledging $3bn to help fight global warming. The Virgin boss said he would commit all profits from his travel firms, such as airline Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Trains, over the next 10 years.
The Holy Quran comments on the desire for humans to compete with one another, stating:
“And everyone has a goal which dominates him; vie, then, with one another in good works. Wherever you be, God will bring you all together.” [Holy Quran, 2:149]
The Holy Quran also discusses charitable donations, saying:
"If you give alms openly, it is well and good; but if you conceal them and give them to the poor, it is better for you" [Holy Quran, 2:272]
The Ahmadiyya Post, UK. By Zubair Ahmed. Sept 13, 2011