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Germany won the World Cup in 2014, and are favourites to retain the trophy, according to UBS.

Swiss banking giant UBS has predicted the winner of the World Cup 2018 — and England is set to do better than expected

Bad news for Panama, Egypt, Tunisia, Costa Rica, and Saudi Arabia, all of whom have literally zero chance of being crowned champions, the bank's analysts say.
The Swiss are being asked if they want to fundamentally change banking.

Here’s how the Swiss plan to change the face of the global financial system would actually work

On June 10, a vote will be held to ask if Swiss citizens back the introduction of a concept known as the sovereign money initiative, proposed by a group called the Vollgeld Initiative. The sovereign money initiative boils down to a change in what is actually recognised as money, and what is not.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, left, and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in signing a joint declaration.

UBS: One of the biggest expected benefits of a North and South Korea peace deal could fail to materialise

After recent peace talks, the possibility of economic liberalisation and expansion in North Korea has been mooted by many pundits.UBS economist Li Zeng, however, believes there is limited upside to North Korea (and wider Asia's) economy in the near term.
From left: Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe, Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna, and Asda CEO Roger Burnley.

Sainsbury’s is buying Asda from Walmart in a $10 billion deal — but an analyst warned it could ‘unravel acrimoniously’

Asda is valued at £7.3 billion ($10 billion) on a debt-free basis. Sainsbury's will buy the bulk of shares from Walmart for £2.9 billion ($3.9 billion) and Walmart will receive a 42% share of the combined businesses.
CEO Sergio Ermotti of Swiss bank UBS smiles as he speaks at the annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland January 22, 2018.

UBS investment bankers were given a target of 300 client meetings a year to boost business — and it seems to be working

The investment bank did better than expected in the first quarter thanks to the return of volatility.
Glen Crabtree, a floor hand for Raven Drilling, smiles while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation on July 23, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota.

Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what’s going on in the economy — and they’re hinting at a boom in manufact...

UBS looked at changes in county unemployment rates across the US, and that local data illustrated some bigger trends.

‘Ouch’: The global economy is having a painful start to 2018

Global developed economy growth looks to have slowed sharply at the start of 2018, according to UBS.

UBS: The market is now at ‘peak fear’ over the threat of a US-China trade war

Stocks have swung wildly on developments around tariffs the US and China have proposed against each other.

UBS Chairman: The niche market for ‘impact investing’ could be huge — but it needs derivatives

The market for so-called impact investing needs derivatives, UBS Chairman Axel Weber said.