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October 2017

  1. UBS invites you to the presentation of its third quarter 2017 results on Friday, 27 October 2017. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.

September 2017

  1. Housing in Zurich and Geneva is moderately overvalued; bubble risks grow in other developed world cities globally.
  2. The UBS consumption indicator increased to 1.53 points in August thanks to robust new car registrations and encouraging numbers of hotel stays by Swiss residents, indicating consumption growth slightly above the long-term average of 1.5%. However, the UBS economists still project 1.3% consumer spending growth for the year overall.
  3. Global Family Office Report 2017: the world’s leading family office research study offers insight into performance, investments and structural issues
  4. The discussion on 4 October 2017 at the Serpentine Galleries will be streamed on Facebook Live
  5. From April to July, the barometer of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industrial sector climbed from 0.49 to 0.65 points. Among large industrial companies, the figure fell slightly from 0.51 to 0.41 points. Both barometers remain above their long-term averages, while the economic situation for service providers also improved across the board.

August 2017

  1. The UBS consumption indicator came in at 1.38 points in July, suggesting that private consumption in Switzerland is growing at a subdued pace. The indicator was held back by the relatively weak growth in employment and the fall in new car registrations compared with the previous year. The fall in the value of the franc may have a slightly positive effect on consumption.
  2. The Real Estate Bubble Index remained unchanged in the second quarter compared to the previous one. Improving economic conditions and the slight fall in inflation-adjusted prices for owner-occupied homes helped stabilize imbalances. Geneva and Nyon no longer count as exposed regions.

July 2017

  1. UBS consumption indicator printed 1.38 in June, pointing to subdued growth in Swiss private consumption in recent months. Relatively weak growth in employment was much to blame for the lackluster number, however this was offset somewhat by robust new car registrations data and overnight hotel stays by Swiss nationals.
  2. UBS invitesyou to the presentation of its second quarter 2017 results on Friday, 28 July 2017. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
  3. Lucian Freud: Closer, Etchings from the UBS Art Collection on view at the Martin-Gropius-Bau from 22 July 2017 until 22 October 2017
  4. UBS invites you to the presentation of its second quarter 2017 results on Friday, 28 July 2017. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
  5. A longer working life can counteract the demography-related shortage of skilled workers and spiraling social security expenditure. For this to happen, however, the reintegration of older employees must be improved and gainful employment made more attractive beyond the age of retirement. New, innovative concepts are needed that point the way toward a labor market that is more flexible and better-oriented to the needs older employed workers.
  6. Report highlights the advantages that UHNW investors have when constructing portfolios

June 2017

  1. The UBS consumption indicator registered 1.39 points in May, suggesting slightly below-average growth in private consumption. This matches the UBS CIO consumption growth forecast of 1.3% in 2017. The data published in June regarding new car registrations and hotel overnight stays by Swiss residents was robust and supported the consumption indicator.