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

05/06/15 "Economic Outlook"
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody's Analytics

06/03/15 "Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

09/09/15 "Economic Outlook"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

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

12/09/15 Annual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


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

02/04/15 "Key Issues Facing Global Central Bankers"
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist
Blenheim Capital Management

01/07/15 "How is the Regional Economy Doing, and How Do We Know"
Michael Boldin, Senior Economic Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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


Today's Economic Events
07:00AMWeekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey:
08:15AMFeb ADP National Employment Report:
10:00AMFeb Conference Board Help Wanted Online:
10:00AMFeb ISM Non-Manufacturing Index:
10:30AMWeekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report:
02:00PMFederal Reserve Beige Book

Latest Economic News
03/04/15 ISM Non-Manufacturing Index grew at 56.98%
03/04/15 Help Wanted OnLine Labor Demand rose 184,100 to 5,451,300 in February
03/04/15 ADP National Employment Report increased by 212,000 in February
03/04/15 Purchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
03/03/15 Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index rose to 100.84 in February
03/03/15 New York Purchasing Managers Business Activity rose to 63.1 in February

Federal Reserve Board Speech
03/03/15Speech by Chair Yellen on improving the oversight of large financial institutions
02/27/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on conducting monetary policy with a large balance sheet
02/24/15Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
02/18/15Speech by Governor Powell on financial institutions, financial markets, and financial stability
02/09/15Speech by Governor Powell on Audit the Fed and other proposals
02/04/15Welcoming remarks by Governor Powell

Federal Reserve Press Release
03/04/15Beige Book
02/27/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Centennial Bank
02/27/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Banco Popular North America
02/27/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
02/26/15Federal Reserve Board extends comment period until April 3 for proposed rule to implement capital surcharges for largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies
02/24/15Financial regulators issue guidance encouraging youth savings programs, address frequently asked questions