Philadelphia Council for Business Economics ("PCBE") primary objectives are:

Provide a convenient way for meeting business professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

To have programs and speakers on topics of special interest to business professionals.

To offer a vehicle to universities, community organizations, and other professional groups to contact local business professionals on programs and activities of mutual interest.


Our Upcoming Events
09/09/15 12:00PM"Small Business Outlook"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

10/07/15 12:00PM"Capital Markets Outlook"
Gina Martin Adams CFA CMT
Director and Senior Institutional Equity Strategist
Wells Fargo Securities

11/04/15 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
Maria Fiorini Ramirez,
President & Chief Executive Officer
Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc., (MFR)

12/09/15 06:00PMAnnual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
06/03/15 "Economic Expansion in a Changing Credit Cycle"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

05/06/15 "Secular Stagnation or Virtuous Cycle?"
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody's Analytics

04/01/15 "Jobs are Coming Back, Will Housing?"
James Diffley, Senior Director
Chief Regional Economist, IHS Economics

03/04/15 "Corporate Credit Outlook"
Jody Lurie, Vice President
Janney Montgomery Scott


Today's Economic Events
07:45AMWeekly ICSC-GS Store Sales Index: More Info
09:00AMFederal Open Market Committee Meeting: Day 1 of 2
09:00AMMay S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index:
09:00AMWeekly Redbook Retail Sales Index:
10:00AM2Q2015 Housing Vacancies/Ownership:
10:00AMJul Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index:
10:00AMJul Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey:

Latest Economic News
07/27/15 Texas Manufacturing Activity Slump Moderates in June, Outlooks Improve
07/27/15 June New Orders for Durable Goods Increased 3.4%, Ex-Trans up 0.8%
07/24/15 New Home Sales in June at annual rate of 482,000
07/23/15 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined again in July
07/23/15 U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.6% in June
07/23/15 BTMU U.S. Business Barometer dropped by 1.4%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
07/15/15Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
07/10/15Speech by Chair Yellen on recent developments and the outlook for the economy
07/09/15Speech by Governor Lael Brainard on Dodd-Frank at five: assessing progress on Too Big to Fail
07/01/15Speech by Governor Brainard on recent changes in the resilience of market liquidity
06/30/15Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on monetary policy in the United States and in developing countries
06/25/15Speech by Governor Powell on building a safer payment system

Federal Reserve Press Release
07/24/15Federal Reserve Board supplemented an earlier release by providing Board staff projections prepared for the June 16-17 FOMC meeting
07/24/15Staff economic projections for the June 16-17, 2015, FOMC meeting inadvertently included in file posted to the Board's website
07/21/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by CIT Group
07/21/15Federal Reserve announces steering committees of new Payments Task Forces
07/21/15Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action and termination of enforcement action
07/20/15Federal Reserve Board approves final rule requiring the largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies to further strengthen their capital positions