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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December 15 - Down payment requirements as low as 3 percent for qualified first-time homebuyers have been announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The 97 percent loan-to-value ratio option will... >>more
December 15 - The Third Party Payment Processors Association (TPPPA), the not-for-profit industry association representing and promoting the interests of payment processors, their banks and... >>more
December 11 - As the clock ticks on passage of the government spending bill, reaction has varied widely on a provision that was added to revise the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. At issue is... >>more
December 9 - The Federal Reserve Board has proposed a rule to further strengthen the capital positions of the largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies.
The proposal... >>more
December 3 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (Seattle Bank) has announced the appointments of Michelle Griffith of Ketchum, Idaho, and Andrea Davis of Missoula, Montana, to the... >>more