18 Jan '11, 2am

Swiss bank UBS will revise its dress code, which instructs employees from their breath to the colour of their underwear

This October 13, 2008 photo shows businessmen standing in front of the UBS bank in Paradeplatz place in Zurich, Switzerland. -- PHOTO: AP GENEVA - GOOD news for Swiss bankers: They may soon be allowed to wear red underwear, black nail polish - and even eat garlic. Swiss banking giant UBS AG said on Monday it is revising its 44-page dress code telling its Swiss staff how to present themselves, which generated worldwide ridicule for its micromanagement of their dressing and dining habits. The code instructs employees on everything from their breath - no garlic or onions, please - to their underwear, which should be skin-coloured. 'We're reviewing what is important to us,' UBS spokesman Andreas Kern told The Associated Press. He said the bank would issue a pared-down booklet with more general guidelines on how to impress customers with a polished presence and sense of Swiss p...

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