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
05/06/15 11:00AM"Secular Stagnation or Virtuous Cycle?"
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody's Analytics

06/03/15 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

09/09/15 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
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
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

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


Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
04/24/15 New Orders for Durable Goods Increased 4.0%, Ex-Trans Down 0.2%
04/23/15 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined further in April
04/23/15 New Home Sales in March at annual rate of 481,0000
04/23/15 DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer rose by 0.2%
04/23/15 Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 1,000 to 295,000
04/22/15 Existing-Home Sales increased 6.1% in March

Federal Reserve Board Speech
04/23/15Testimony by Maryann F. Hunter, Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, on community bank regulations
04/08/15Speech by Governor Powell on monetary policy
04/02/15Speech by Governor Lael Brainard on coming of age in the Great Recession
04/02/15Opening remarks by Chair Janet Yellen
03/30/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on nonbank financial intermediation, financial stability, and the road forward
03/27/15Speech by Chair Yellen on normalizing monetary policy

Federal Reserve Press Release
04/23/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Chemical Financial Corporation
04/23/15Federal Reserve Board issues termination of enforcement actions
04/20/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Chemical Financial Corporation
04/17/15Federal Reserve Board releases additional information on operating structure of Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC) supervisory program
04/15/15Beige Book
04/15/15G.17 Industrial Production