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
05/03/18 12:00PM"Small Business Outlook"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

09/07/18 12:00PM"Is Construction Headed for (a) Fall?"
Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist
Associated General Contractors of America

11/01/18 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
04/05/18 "The Fed's Monetary Policy Challenges"
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas/Asia
Berenberg Capital Markets

03/09/18 "2018 Outlook: More of the Same, Yet Less of the Same"
Richard Farr, Chief Market Strategist, Merion Capital Group

02/01/18 "Prospects for Business Investment Spending in the United States"
Mark Killion, Director, Oxford Economics

01/05/18 "Retirement Saving in a Low-Interest Rate World"
James Poterba
President, National Bureau of Economic Research


Today's Economic Events
08:30AMMar Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)
10:00AMMar Exisiting Home Sales

Latest Economic News
04/19/18 10:00AMU.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.3% in March
04/19/18 08:30AMWeekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 1,000 to 232,000
04/19/18 08:30AMPhiladelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Continued Growth in April
04/18/18 02:00PMBeige Book: Economic Activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace
04/18/18 07:00AMPurchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
04/17/18 09:15AMIndustrial Production rose 0.5%
Capacity Utilization up to 78.0%


Federal Reserve Board Speech
04/19/18Speech by Governor Brainard on safeguarding financial resilience through the cycle
04/17/18Speech by Governor Brainard on community development in Baltimore and a few observations on Community Reinvestment Act modernization
04/06/18Speech by Chairman Powell on the outlook for the U.S. economy
04/03/18Speech by Governor Brainard on an update on the Federal Reserve's financial stability agenda
03/26/18Speech by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles on the roles of consumer protection and small business access to credit in financial inclusion
03/06/18Speech by Governor Brainard on navigating monetary policy as headwinds shift to tailwinds

Federal Reserve Press Release
04/19/18Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Hua Nan Commercial Bank Limited and Hua Nan Commercial Bank Limited New York Agency
04/18/18Beige Book
04/17/18Agencies propose transition of new Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) accounting standard into regulatory capital framework
04/17/18G.17 Industrial Production
04/16/18Semiannual testimony by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles on supervision and regulation
04/16/18Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by JN Bank Limited




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10 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Seventh & Arch St Entrance)
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