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
01/07/15"How is the Regional Economy Doing, and How Do We Know"
Michael Boldin, Senior Economic Analyst
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
10:00AMNov Regional and State Employment and Unemployment:
11:00AMDec Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey:

Latest Economic News
12/19/14Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity continues moderate paced expansion in Dec
12/18/14U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.6%
12/18/14Philadelphia December Outlook Suggest Reduced Activity
12/18/14DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer declined by 0.3%
12/18/14Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 6,000 to 289,000
12/17/14FOMC target funds rate maintained at 0 - 1/4%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
12/03/14Speech by Governor Brainard on the Federal Reserve's financial stability agenda
12/02/14Opening remarks by Governor Brainard
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

Federal Reserve Press Release
12/18/14Federal Reserve Board announces banking entities have until July 21, 2016, to conform investments in and relationships with covered funds and foreign funds that were in place prior to December 31, 2013
12/17/14Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the December 16-17 FOMC meeting
12/17/14Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
12/16/14Agencies announce rules to reflect ISDA protocol in regulatory capital and liquidity coverage ratio rules
12/16/14Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action
12/15/14G.17 Industrial Production