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UBS sets Swiss deposit charge

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UBS said on Tuesday it had introduced a charge on deposits for certain large account balances in Switzerland, in a move which follows the surprise jump in the Swiss franc's exchange rate earlier this month.

UBS - no losses over Swiss franc

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UBS said on Friday it did not suffer any overall losses in its trading business after the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) decision last week to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc.

UBS Chairman in warning

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The Swiss economy may still be coming to terms with a currency shock last week but Axel Weber, the chairman of UBS, has told CNBC that it is major policy divergence between different countries that could deliver a significant slice of volatility for global asset markets in 2015.

UBS - Perfect timing

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When UBS agreed to rent a new headquarters in London five years ago, the U.K. economy was struggling to emerge from a recession and the financial district’s banks were firing workers following the global credit crisis. As the bank’s building nears completion, its timing looks shrewd.

UBS boss 'saw it coming'

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For three years, the Swiss franc was locked against the euro under the central bank’s cap, with no end in sight. UBS Group’s Gregor Hirt last month sensed something was about to change.

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UBS sets Swiss deposit charge

UBS said on Tuesday it had introduced a charge on deposits for certain large account balances in Switzerland, in a move which follows the surprise jump in the Swiss franc's exchange rate earlier this month.

UBS building

UBS boss 'saw it coming'

For three years, the Swiss franc was locked against the euro under the central bank’s cap, with no end in sight. UBS Group’s Gregor Hirt last month sensed something was about to change.

Weber Grill

UBS Chairman in warning

The Swiss economy may still be coming to terms with a currency shock last week but Axel Weber, the chairman of UBS, has told CNBC that it is major policy divergence between different countries that could deliver a significant slice of volatility for global asset markets in 2015.

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UBS - no losses over Swiss franc

UBS said on Friday it did not suffer any overall losses in its trading business after the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) decision last week to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc.

Weber Grill

UBS Chairman in warning

The Swiss economy may still be coming to terms with a currency shock last week but Axel Weber, the chairman of UBS, has told CNBC that it is major policy divergence between different countries that could deliver a significant slice of volatility for global asset markets in 2015.