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The Bulletin with UBS

Delivering insights into the people, places and products shaping the financial week ahead. Hear from the finest minds and freshest thinkers as they take you beyond the numbers and the hype to get to the heart of the day’s big issues.

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Ahead of the game:

Taking the temperature of the global e-gaming industry, a $100bn sector with a growth trajectory that continues to point sharply upwards. Our panel includes the author of a new UBS research piece focusing on Asia, primed to become the biggest worldwide market in terms of revenue this year, and a leading entrepreneur and investor who shares his expectations for the future.

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20616 Sep 2018
15 min

Ahead of the game: 

Taking the temperature of the global e-gaming industry, a $100bn sector with a growth trajectory that continues to point sharply upwards. Our panel includes the author of a new UBS research piece focusing on Asia, primed to become the biggest worldwide market in terms of revenue this year, and a leading entrepreneur and investor who shares his expectations for the future.

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2059 Sep 2018
15 min

Election watch: do midterms matter?: 

The US economy has enjoyed a strong couple of years; a unified Republican government, fiscal stimulus, regulatory relief and the fruits of Obama-era economic expansion have all played their part. Against that backdrop, do the upcoming mid-term elections really matter?

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2042 Sep 2018
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Sam Gregory from Witness: 

The latest in our series of specials hearing from inspirational thought leaders at the forefront of innovation, which UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. Today we hear from Sam Gregory, programme director at Witness, an innovative non-profit that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere, to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

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20326 Aug 2018
15 min

Are cryptocurrencies money?: 

The media attention received by virtual currencies of late has tracked pretty much in line with prices, which surged through 2017 then fell back significantly. We explore the status of cryptocurrencies, asks about its potential viability as an asset class, track the volatility that remains a principal limitation and consider possible regulatory and structural changes that could shape the future of this fast-evolving space.

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20219 Aug 2018
15 min

Green bonds: 

This week we look at the sustainable-investment landscape and put green bonds in the spotlight. We reflect on the move by UBS to join the Climate Bonds Programme; consider the ways in which some new and innovative instruments in this space work; and ask our panel: what do recent developments mean for the mainstreaming of green finance?

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20112 Aug 2018
15 min

Lessons from the Development Impact Bond: 

Two years since the inception of the world’s first Development Impact Bond, our panellists discuss the robust results delivered by this unique and innovative product, which is on track to meet, or even exceed, its ambitious three-year targets. We will hear from the investor, the UBS Optimus Foundation; from the service provider, Indian NGO Educate Girls; and the outcome payer, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, to learn how the programme works, what it delivers in terms of social as well as financial returns and why this could reshape the social-investing landscape.

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2005 Aug 2018
15 min

Chinese real estate : 

Armed with the findings of new research from UBS, we take the temperature of this fascinating market and gauge whether unprecedented prices and activity are poised to slow, and ask the authors of the report to give us their base case. Plus: what does it mean for investors – should they prioritise earnings over capital gains?

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19929 Jul 2018
15 min

Nobel perspectives: Professor Oliver Hart: 

To help address the big questions that shape our world, UBS has sought out a number of Nobel Laureates in the economic sciences to ask them to share insights, discuss their research and open their inquiring minds. This week we’re hearing from Oliver Hart, the Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and 2016 Nobel prize recipient. Hart discusses his recent focus on the theme of corporate social responsibility and how this fits in to his life’s work on the theory of the firm and contract theory

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19822 Jul 2018
15 min

Spotlight on trade: 

After another turbulent week of Brexit developments, we ask our panel whether the emergence of new trade alliances offers real progress beyond the white noise of politics. Wel track some recent deals – such as the EU’s recently inked agreement with Japan – to see whether they provide a template for a post-Brexit UK to follow.

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19715 Jul 2018
15 min

Nico Rosberg and Donald Sadoway: 

What happens when a scintillating Formula 1 world champion and a brilliant MIT professor sit down to discuss the future of mobility and sustainable energy? Join them to find out in a special edition of the programme, as Nico Rosberg takes over the microphone to interview UBS global visionary Donald Sadoway

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1968 Jul 2018
15 min

Pride and prejudice: 

The economics of LGBT equality is the economics of prejudice. This week the panel explains how the need for flexible labour shapes an economic argument to counter prejudice, alongside the compelling moral case for inclusivity. Our guests share not only their professional expertise but also their personal insights and experiences, bringing focus to the ways that this profound challenge can be met most effectively in the future.

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1951 Jul 2018
14 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Neema Kaseje from Surgical Systems Research Group: 

This week we are joined by another of the inspirational thought leaders and innovators that UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. We hear from Neema Kaseje, founder of Surgical Systems Research Group, who is leading the charge to address the lack of access to quality surgical care for children around the world.

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19424 Jun 2018
15 min

Ed Ruscha VERY: Works from the UBS Art Collection: 

This week, in a special edition of the programme, we celebrate an exhibition of more than 50 works by the legendary Ed Ruscha from UBS’s collection at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. We hear from the man himself, and from the head of the collection.

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19317 Jun 2018
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Peek Vision’s Andrew Bastawrous: 

In this special edition we sit down with one of the thought leaders at the forefront of innovation that UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. Today we meet Andrew Bastawrous, a man for whom the term visionary could scarcely be more apt. He’s the co-founder and CEO of an organisation committed to tackling curable and preventable eye conditions around the world: Peek Vision.

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19210 Jun 2018
15 min

Who will win the race to autonomous cars?: 

This week we’re setting our sights on advances in vehicular autonomy and digesting the findings of a recent UBS Evidence Lab Q Series report. The report’s lead author joins us to discuss who is likely to win in a world of autonomous vehicles, explain how the bank conducted its research and talk us through a raft of conclusions on the theme that can help shape decision-making by investors.

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