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

05/06/15 "Economic Outlook"
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody's Analytics

06/03/15 "Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

09/09/15 "Economic Outlook"
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist
National Federation of Independent Business

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

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


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
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

11/12/14 "U.S. Bond Market Outlook and Strategy"
Tom Tzitzouris
Strategas Research Partners
Fixed Income Strategist


Today's Economic Events
08:30AMWeekly Initial Jobless Claims: More Info
10:00AMWeekly DJ-BTM U.S. Business Barometer:
11:00AMMar Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey:

Latest Economic News
03/26/15 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined in March
03/26/15 DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer dropped by 0.3%
03/26/15 Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 9,000 to 282,000
03/25/15 New Orders for Durable Goods Decreased 1.4%, Ex-Trans Down 0.4%
03/25/15 Purchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
03/24/15 New Home Sales in January at annual rate of 539,0000

Federal Reserve Board Speech
03/23/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on monetary policy lessons and the way ahead
03/19/15Testimony by Governor Tarullo on the application of enhanced prudential standards to bank holding companies
03/03/15Speech by Chair Yellen on improving the oversight of large financial institutions
02/27/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on conducting monetary policy with a large balance sheet
02/24/15Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
02/18/15Speech by Governor Powell on financial institutions, financial markets, and financial stability

Federal Reserve Press Release
03/26/15Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action
03/26/15Federal Reserve survey provides information on mobile financial services
03/23/15Agencies provide feedback on resolution plans of three foreign banking organizations
03/23/15Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by KSRS
03/20/15Federal Reserve System publishes annual financial statements
03/18/15Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the March 17-18 FOMC meeting