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October 2015

September 2015

  1. UBS Consumption Indicator: Employment growth supports consumption

    The UBS Consumption Indicator rose to 1.63 points in August from 1.59 points in July. An increase in employment in the second quarter supported private consumption and helped the index rise for the fifth month in a row.
  2. UBS Prices and Earnings 2015 study: Zurich, Geneva and New York City are the most expensive cities in the world - Swiss Version

    Zurich and Geneva are also in the top three cities for wages and purchasing power. Kiev, Nairobi and Jakarta are the bottom three. Workers in Zurich and Geneva can earn enough in 11 minutes to buy a Big Mac® – the third fastest time. However, food in Zurich is still the priciest in the world. Workers in Hong Kong work four hours more a day than those in Paris. Earners pay the highest income tax contributions in Copenhagen – 45% on average. Taxes in Zurich average around 7%. Zurich haircuts are the second most expensive in the world behind Oslo.
  3. UBS joins RE100 initiative to use only power from renewable sources

    UBS commits to 100% renewable electricity and reducing its greenhouse gas footprint by 75% by 2020
  4. UBS SME barometer: Slight improvement in industry

    The barometer for small and medium-sized industrial enterprises rose in July to –0.58 points from –1.47 after a brief lull. The index for large companies improved less, to –0.65 points from –1.35.
  5. UBS Group AG confirms successful completion of SESTA procedure and payment date of supplementary dividend

    UBS Group AG successfully completes SESTA procedure and holds 100% in UBS AG. UBS AG's shares were traded the last time on SIX Swiss Exchange on 27 August 2015. UBS Group AG to pay supplementary dividend of CHF 0.25 per share to its shareholders on 22 September 2015.

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.