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
06/03/15 12:00PM"Economic Expansion in a Changing Credit Cycle"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

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
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

02/04/15 "Key Issues Facing Global Central Bankers"
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist
Blenheim Capital Management


Today's Economic Events
08:30AMApr Durable Goods Orders:
09:00AMMar S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index:
10:00AMApr New Home Sales:
10:00AMMay Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index:
10:00AMMay Philadelphia Fed Non-Mfg Business Outlook Survey:
10:00AMMay Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey:
10:30AMMay Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey:

Latest Economic News
05/22/15 Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in April, Ex Fd & Engy rose 0.3%
05/22/15 Real Average Hourly Earnings unchanged% in April
05/21/15 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined more sharply in May
05/21/15 U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.7% in April
05/21/15 Existing-Home Sales declined 3.3% in April
05/21/15 Philadelphia Fed March Outlook Continues to Suggest Slight Growth

Federal Reserve Board Speech
05/22/15Speech by Chair Yellen on the outlook for the economy
05/21/15Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on past, present, and future challenges for the euro area
05/14/15Speech by Governor Powell on regulation and supervision of community banks
05/06/15Speech by Chair Yellen on finance and society
05/04/15Speech by Governor Tarullo at the EGRPRA Outreach Meeting
04/30/15Speech by Governor Tarullo on tailoring community bank regulation and supervision

Federal Reserve Press Release
05/21/15Federal Reserve announces results of offering of 14-day term deposits on May 21
05/21/15Federal Reserve proposes adding certain investment grade general obligation state and local municipal bonds to types of assets big banks may hold to meet liquidity needs during time of financial stress
05/21/15Federal Reserve Board requests public comment on enhancements to same-day ACH service
05/20/15Federal Reserve offers 14-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility
05/20/15Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, April 28-29, 2015
05/20/15Federal Reserve announces fines totaling more than $1.8 billion against six major banking organizations for their unsafe and unsound practices in the foreign exchange (FX) markets