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

01/06/16 12:00PM"U.S. Bond Market Outlook"
Tom Tzitzouris
Strategas Research Partners
Fixed Income Strategist

02/03/16 12:00PM"Investment Strategy Options"
Jason Pride, CFA
Director of Investment Strategy

03/02/16 12:00PM"FX Strategy"
Marc Chandler
Global Head of Currency Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman

04/06/16 12:00PM"Economic Cycles - Where Are We Heading?"
Lakshman Achuthan, ECRI
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

05/04/16 12:00PM"Outlook for the U.S. Economy"
Richard Yamarone, Senior Economist
Bloomberg Economics BRIEF

Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
11/02/15 "Modest Growth and Slow Pace of Fed Tightening When it Finally Begins"
Maria Fiorini Ramirez,
President & CEO, Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc.

10/07/15 "Equity Market Under Siege: Don’t Fight the Trend, Fear not the Fed, It’s Really all About Oil"
Gina Martin Adams CFA CMT
Director and Senior Institutional Equity Strategist
Wells Fargo Securities

09/09/15 "Can The Federal Reserve Help Small Business?"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

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

Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
11/24/15 Consumer Confidence Retreats in November to 90.4
11/24/15 Philadelphia Nonmanufacturing Activity remained positive in October
11/24/15 Richmond Fed's Current Activity Index lost 2 points to a reading of -3
11/24/15 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices gained 0.2% in September
11/24/15 3Q2015 GDP preliminary estimate increased 2.1%
11/23/15 Existing-Home Sales fell 3.4% in October

Federal Reserve Board Speech
11/20/15Opening remarks by Governor Powell at the 2015 Roundtable on Treasury Markets and Debt Management
11/19/15Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on emerging Asia in transition
11/17/15Speech by Governor Tarullo on thinking critically about nonbank financial intermediation
11/17/15Speech by Governor Powell on central clearing in an interdependent world
11/12/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on the transmission of exchange rate changes to output and inflation
11/12/15Welcoming remarks by Chair Yellen

Federal Reserve Press Release
11/25/15Agencies announce dollar thresholds in Regulations Z and M for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions
11/25/15Agencies announce threshold for smaller loan exemption from appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans
11/25/15Federal Reserve Board approves final rule to modify its capital plan and stress testing rules
11/24/15Federal Reserve Board announces implementation of several recommendations to enhance supervision of large and complex banking organizations
11/24/15Federal Reserve Board proposes rule requiring large banking organizations to publicly disclose several measures of their liquidity profile
11/24/15Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement actions