The Beige Book is published eight times per year by the Federal Reserve Bank. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its district through reports from bank and branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by dstrict and sector. An overall summary of the 12 district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
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Dec 12 - On its website, the FDIC has provided an overview of the final inter-Agency regulation implementing the Volcker Rule provision of the Dodd-Frank Act as it applies to banking entities with... >>more
Dec 11 - The United States Senate has voted 57-41 to confirm Congressman Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency for a term of five years. Watt has served as the United States... >>more
Dec 11 - The board of directors of the FDIC has approved for publication in the Federal Register the Single Point of Entry strategy for the resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions... >>more
Dec 11 - Five federal agencies have issued final rules developed jointly to implement section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Volcker Rule).
The final rules... >>more
Dec 6 - Third-quarter reports on farm income and farmland values from three Midwest-based Federal Reserve banks paint a mixed picture. Falling crop prices dragged farm income lower, the Kansas City... >>more