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
12/10/14Annual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
11/12/14"U.S. Bond Market Outlook and Strategy"
Tom Tzitzouris
Strategas Research Partners
Fixed Income Strategist

10/08/14“Equity Investing: Simple, but not easy"
Steve Lyons, CFA
Partner, Cooke & Bieler

09/10/14"Economic Trends in Pennsylvania"
Tom Jackson
Principal Economist, US Regional
IHS Economics

06/25/14"Energy and Utility Sectors Outlook"
Denise Furey, Regent Square Advisors


Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
11/26/14New Home Sales in October at annual rate of 458,000
11/26/14Pending Home Sales Index decreased 1.1% in October
11/26/14DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer rose by 0.4%
11/26/14University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in November to 88.8
11/26/14Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell 5.4 points to 60.8 in November
11/26/14Personal Income increased 0.2%, Spending increased 0.2%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
11/21/14Testimony by Governor Tarullo on physical commodities
11/20/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on liquidity regulation
11/17/14Testimony by Thomas Sullivan, Senior Adviser, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, on international insurance regulation
11/14/14Speech by Governor Powell on monetary policy accommodation, risk-taking, and spillovers
11/07/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on a tiered approach to regulation and supervision of community banks
11/07/14Speech by Chair Yellen at the panel discussion on 'Shaping the Future of the Macroeconomic Policy Mix'

Federal Reserve Press Release
11/26/14Federal Reserve offers seven-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility
11/25/14Agencies jointly provide feedback on Wells Fargo's second resolution plan and move resolution plan submission date for three companies
11/25/14Federal Reserve Board announces proposed enhanced prudential standards for regulation and supervision of General Electric Capital Corporation
11/25/14Federal Reserve announces results of offering of eight-day term deposits on November 24
11/25/14Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with Pacific Mercantile Bancorp
11/24/14Federal Reserve Board releases first Semiannual Report on Banking Applications Activity