UBS net profit down in Q3 as revenues fall


Swiss banking giant UBS on Tuesday reported a fall in net profits in the third quarter, though still better than expected against a backdrop of falling revenues at the investment bank. Profits at Switzerland’s largest bank were down 24 percent to $1.7 billion from July to the end of September.

The firm also saw its income fall by 10 percent to $8.2 billion in the same period, in a global economic and political environment that the group’s chief executive Ralph Hamers described as “increasingly complex”. “Clients remain concerned about persistently high inflation, elevated energy prices, the war in Ukraine and residual effects of the pandemic,” Hamers said in a statement.

He said the energy crisis was also having an impact, including on their retail and small business clients in Switzerland. “The impact of all this has been far-reaching—affecting asset levels, market volatility, rates and investor sentiment across the globe.” —AFP


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