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
03/09/18 12:00PM"2018 Outlook: More of the Same, Yet Less of the Same"
Richard Farr
Chief Market Strategist, Merion Capital Group

04/05/18 12:00PM"Monetary Policy Issues and Outlook"
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas/Asia
Berenberg Capital Markets


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
02/01/18 "Prospects for Business Investment Spending in the United States"
Mark Killion, Director, Oxford Economics

01/05/18 "Retirement Saving in a Low-Interest Rate World"
James Poterba
President, National Bureau of Economic Research

11/01/17 "A Credit Perspective: How the Next Downturn Will Be Different"
Jody Lurie, Director, Corporate Credit Analyst
Janney Montgomery Scott

10/04/17 "Ten Issues as the Credit Cycle Matures"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities


Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
02/22/18 11:00AMKansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity continued solid growth in February
02/22/18 10:00AMU.S. Leading Economic Index increased 1.0% in January
02/22/18 08:30AMWeekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 7,000 to 222,000
02/21/18 10:00AMExisting-Home Sales decreased 3.2% in January
02/21/18 07:00AMPurchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
02/20/18 08:30AMPhiladelphia NonManufacturing Activity Suggest Continued Improvement in February

Federal Reserve Board Speech
02/22/18Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on the U.S. economy after the global financial crisis
02/13/18Remarks by Chairman Jerome H. Powell at the ceremonial swearing-in
01/19/18Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on early observations on improving the effectiveness of post-crisis regulation
12/13/17Speech by Governor Brainard on workforce development in today's economy
11/30/17Speech by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles on thoughts on prudent innovation in the payment system
11/29/17Testimony by Chair Yellen on the current economic outlook and monetary policy

Federal Reserve Press Release
02/22/18Federal Reserve Board announces approval of proposal by First Financial Bancorp and approval of applications by First Financial Bank
02/21/18Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, January 30-31, 2018
02/21/18Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by IBERIABANK
02/16/18Federal Reserve Board seeking to impose a $487,500 fine on former Barclays Bank PLC employee and permanently bar him from the banking industry
02/15/18Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Clear Mountain Bank
02/15/18Federal Reserve Board fines US Bancorp $15 million and orders it to improve risk management and oversight




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10 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Seventh & Arch St Entrance)
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National Association for Business Economics

The NABE Economic Policy Conference is the premier annual event addressing issues at the nexus of economics, business, and policy. Designed around the theme “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks,” the 2018 event will focus on the key challenges for policymakers and business leaders in promoting sustained global growth amid rising threats from nationalism and protectionism. Topics include a broad range of policy issues that matter to businesses, including fiscal and regulatory policy, globalization, the future of energy, immigration, and the outlook for monetary policy.

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