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
09/07/18 12:00PM"Is Construction Headed for (a) Fall?"
Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist
Associated General Contractors of America

10/04/18 12:00PM"The Future of Labor and Business in Philadelphia"
Harold Epps, Director of Commerce
City of Philadelphia

11/01/18 12:00PM"Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

12/13/18 06:00PMAnnual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
06/14/18 "The Flattening Yield Curve, Should We Be Concerned?"
Meghan Shue, Senior Investment Strategist
Wilmington Trust

05/03/18 "Small Business Outlook"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

04/05/18 "The Fed's Monetary Policy Challenges"
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas/Asia
Berenberg Capital Markets

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

Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
06/21/18 10:00AMU.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.2% in May
06/21/18 08:30AMPhiladelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity Suggest Continuing Growth in June
06/21/18 08:30AMWeekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 3,000 to 218,000
06/20/18 10:00AMExisting-Home Sales Decreased 0.4% in May
06/20/18 08:30AM1Q2018 Current Account Deficit Increased
06/20/18 07:00AMPurchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Federal Reserve Board Speech
06/20/18Speech by Chairman Powell on monetary policty at a time of uncertainty and tight labor markets
05/31/18Speech by Governor Lael Brainard on sustaining full employment and inflation around target
05/25/18Speech by Chairman Powell on financial stability and central bank transparency
05/18/18Speech by Governor Brainard on the Community Reinvestment Act
05/16/18Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on finding the right balance in cross-border resolution
05/15/18Speech by Governor Brainard on cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, and distributed ledger technologies

Federal Reserve Press Release
06/22/18Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with First South Bancorp
06/21/18Federal Reserve Board releases results of supervisory bank stress tests
06/21/18Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement actions with Nathaniel Frazier and Jeffrey Garrison and announces termination of enforcement action with Hometown Bancshares
06/15/18Agencies issue host state loan-to-deposit ratios
06/15/18G.17 Industrial Production
06/14/18Federal Reserve Board approves rule to prevent concentrations of risk between large banking organizations and their counterparties from undermining financial stability

Monthly Meetings Philadelphia Federal
Reserve Bank
10 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Seventh & Arch St Entrance)

National Association for Business Economics

Global Interdependence Center
Philadelphia, PA

CFA Society of Philadelphia

Bond Club of Philadelphia - Economic Events and News

Philadelphia Business Journal

September 29-October 2, 2018
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

The global economy has been experiencing its first taste of synchronized growth since the global financial crisis, and the Fed and other central banks have started to normalize monetary policy. Yet uncertainties abound, as the U.S. is injecting a sizable amount of fiscal stimulus with the economy close to full employment, and traditional alliances on trade are breaking down. Designed around the theme of

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