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
09/09/15 12:00PM"Can The Federal Reserve Help Small Business?"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

10/07/15 12:00PM"Capital Markets Outlook"
Gina Martin Adams CFA CMT
Director and Senior Institutional Equity Strategist
Wells Fargo Securities

11/04/15 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
Maria Fiorini Ramirez,
President & Chief Executive Officer
Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc., (MFR)

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


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

05/06/15 "Secular Stagnation or Virtuous Cycle?"
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody's Analytics

04/01/15 "Jobs are Coming Back, Will Housing?"
James Diffley, Senior Director
Chief Regional Economist, IHS Economics

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


Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
08/28/15 University of Michigan Consumer Confidence down in August to 91.9
08/28/15 Personal Income increased 0.4%, Spending increased 0.3%
08/27/15 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity continued to decline moderately in August
08/27/15 Pending Home Sales Index increased 0.5% in July
08/27/15 BTMU U.S. Business Barometer dropped by 0.4%
08/27/15 2Q2015 GDP preliminary estimate increased 3.7%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
08/03/15Speech by Governor Powell on structure and liquidity in Treasury markets
07/15/15Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
07/10/15Speech by Chair Yellen on recent developments and the outlook for the economy
07/09/15Speech by Governor Lael Brainard on Dodd-Frank at five: assessing progress on Too Big to Fail
07/01/15Speech by Governor Brainard on recent changes in the resilience of market liquidity
06/30/15Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on monetary policy in the United States and in developing countries

Federal Reserve Press Release
08/19/15Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 28-29, 2015
08/14/15G.17 - Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
08/13/15Federal Reserve announces results of offering of seven-day term deposits on August 13
08/12/15Federal Reserve offers seven-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility
08/11/15Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action and announces termination of enforcement action
08/10/15Federal Reserve Board clarifies Regulation II regarding the inclusion of transaction-monitoring costs