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August 2015

  1. UBS Consumption Indicator: modest upward trend continues

    The UBS Consumption Indicator rose from 1.61 to 1.64 points in July. The slight increase was driven by an improved assessment of business in the retail sector. This was the fourth rise in a row for the index following the declines in the first quarter due to the EURCHF exchange-rate shock.

July 2015

  1. UBS Consumption Indicator: Car buyers step on the gas

    The UBS Consumption Indicator rose from 1.62 to 1.68 points in June, its third monthly increase in a row. Despite the retail sector's slightly more pessimistic mood, the rising number of new car registrations signals solid growth in private consumption.
  2. UBS's second quarter 2015 results – Monday, 27 July 2015

    UBS invites you to the presentation of its second quarter 2015results on Monday, 27 July 2015. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Tom Naratil, Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
  3. UBS wins Best Bank in Switzerland for fourth time running and named Best Global Wealth Manager

    Business magazine Euromoney has awarded UBS the title of "Best Bank in Switzerland" for the fourth time in succession. UBS has also received the title of "Best Global Wealth Manager."
  4. UBS Outlook Switzerland: cantonal tax competition revived

    The Business Tax Reform III may prompt some cantons to reduce their profit tax rates considerably. International competition for innovative enterprises makes being an attractive research location increasingly important – alongside taxes. The success of the reform is also important for SME.

June 2015

  1. UBS consumption indicator: signs of robust growth in private consumption

    The UBS consumption indicator rose from 1.67 to 1.73 points in May. A greater number of new car registrations and improved retailer sentiment point to robust growth in private consumption.
  2. UBS announces successful implementation of UBS Switzerland AG

    With the implementation of UBS Switzerland AG, UBS has taken another substantial step to improve the resolvability of the Group in response to regulatory requirements affecting the entire banking industry. UBS Switzerland AG is now operating as a fully-owned banking subsidiary of UBS AG with its own banking license. As part of the changes to UBS's legal structure, UBS AG's Retail & Corporate and Wealth Management businesses booked in Switzerland have been transferred to UBS Switzerland AG, effective June 14.

May 2015

  1. UBS consumption indicator: upward trend ends in April

    The UBS consumption indicator fell slightly in April from 1.34 to 1.25 points, bringing an end to the upward trend that had lasted since January. Although the indicator remains above February's figure, its current level is relatively modest.
  2. UBS AG announces final terms of cash or share dividend

    Zurich/Basel, 22 May 2015 – At their Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2015, shareholders of UBS AG approved the distribution of a cash or share (title) dividend ("COTD"). Accordingly, between 8 May 2015 and 21 May 2015, each UBS AG shareholder was able to elect to receive either CHF 0.50 per share in cash or a number of new shares to be determined so as to be of substantially equivalent value to CHF 0.50 per share.
  3. UBS participates in resolutions of industry-wide FX matter

    Firm faces no criminal charges and no DOJ fine on FX UBS granted conditional immunity from prosecution for FX by Antitrust Division of DOJ DOJ to terminate 2012 LIBOR NPA requiring UBS AG to plead guilty on legacy LIBOR conduct and pay USD 203 million Payment to Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of USD 342 million UBS fully provisioned for these resolutions; no financial impact on 2Q 2015 results