Switzerland

Springtime for the world economy

UBS Latest Views | Mar 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • * Economic data quality is not as good as it should be. The way the world works is changing fast. The way data is calculated is not keeping up. There are lots of changes to numbers. Sometimes the data is just wrong (e.g. Germany). Investors should forget precision, and look at the big picture. * […]

Switzerland

Climate action can start in your portfolio

UBS Latest Views | Mar 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Tens of thousands of school students across more than 100 countries skipped class on 15 March in a global protest against insufficient action to mitigate climate change.
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United States

BlackRock Nominates Bader M. Alsaad to Board of Directors

BlackRock | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Mr. Alsaad will be included as a nominee in BlackRock’s 2019 Proxy Statement and, if elected by shareholders, will join the Board as an independent director following the Company’s Annual Meeting on May 23.
  • The Company plans to file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2019 Annual Meeting (the “2019 Proxy Statement”).
  • This information can also be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2018 Proxy Statement”), filed with the SEC on April 13, 2018, or the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019 (the “Form 10-K”).

Switzerland

The long, long, long goodbye

UBS Latest Views | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • * We have long held that the UK could only leave the EU on 29 March if Parliament accepted the government’s deal. Practically, that applies if the UK leaves shortly after 29 March. Otherwise a lengthy delay will be necessary. Parliament votes on extending the exit date tonight. There will be a vote on deal/length […]

Switzerland

Asia in the lead on smart cities

UBS Latest Views | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Software giant Microsoft has announced it is teaming up with Mott MacDonald, the engineering consultancy, to develop cloud-based smart infrastructure systems to assist cities delivering services more efficiently.
  • The tie-up is part of a broader drive to create “smart cities,” deploying the latest technologies to ensure that urban centers keep pace with the influx of people into cities.
  • The UN expects the percentage of people living in Asia’s urban areas to rise from 50% today to 75% by 2050.

United States

BlackRock Nominates Bader M. Alsaad to Board of Directors

BlackRock | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Mr. Alsaad will be included as a nominee in BlackRock’s 2019 Proxy Statement and, if elected by shareholders, will join the Board as an independent director following the Company’s Annual Meeting on May 23.
  • The Company plans to file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2019 Annual Meeting (the “2019 Proxy Statement”).
  • This information can also be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2018 Proxy Statement”), filed with the SEC on April 13, 2018, or the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019 (the “Form 10-K”).

Switzerland

The long, long, long goodbye

UBS Latest Views | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • * We have long held that the UK could only leave the EU on 29 March if Parliament accepted the government’s deal. Practically, that applies if the UK leaves shortly after 29 March. Otherwise a lengthy delay will be necessary. Parliament votes on extending the exit date tonight. There will be a vote on deal/length […]

Switzerland

Asia in the lead on smart cities

UBS Latest Views | Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Software giant Microsoft has announced it is teaming up with Mott MacDonald, the engineering consultancy, to develop cloud-based smart infrastructure systems to assist cities delivering services more efficiently.
  • The tie-up is part of a broader drive to create “smart cities,” deploying the latest technologies to ensure that urban centers keep pace with the influx of people into cities.
  • The UN expects the percentage of people living in Asia’s urban areas to rise from 50% today to 75% by 2050.