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"Small Business 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
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
07:00AMWeekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey:
07:30AMJul Challenger Report U.S. Layoffs:
08:15AMJun ADP National Employment Report:
10:00AMMay Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment:
10:00AMMay Construction Spending:
10:00AMJun Conference Board Help Wanted Online:
10:00AMJun ISM Manufacturing Index:
10:30AMWeekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report:

Latest Economic News
06/30/15 Chicago Purchasing Managers Index increased 3.2 points to 46.4 in May
06/30/15 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices unchanged% in April
06/30/15 Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index dipped to 100.63 in June
06/29/15 Texas Manufacturing Activity Still Contracting in June
06/29/15 Pending Home Sales Index increased 0.9% in May
06/26/15 University of Michigan Consumer Confidence up in June to 96.1

Federal Reserve Board Speech
06/30/15Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on monetary policy in the United States and in developing countries
06/25/15Speech by Governor Powell on building a safer payment system
06/24/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on supervisory stress testing of large systemic financial institutions
06/02/15Speech by Governor Brainard on the U.S. economic outlook and implications for monetary policy
06/01/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on what we have learned from the crises of the last 20 years
05/26/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on the Federal Reserve and the global economy

Federal Reserve Press Release
06/29/15Agencies issue host state loan-to-deposit ratios
06/25/15Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action and termination of enforcement action
06/23/15Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Bank of the Orient
06/22/15Federal Reserve System begins 2015 Census of Finance Companies
06/22/15Agencies issue flood insurance rule
06/19/15Federal Reserve Board announces appointment of Brian F. Madigan as secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee and deputy director of the Board's Division of Monetary Affairs