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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March 10 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has announced that the 11th District Monthly Weighted Average Cost of Funds Index ("COFI") for January 2014 is 0.768%. The index for... >>more
March 10 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced... >>more
March 6 - "Increasing instances of cybercrime against retail systems in the U.S. highlight the need for EMV chip cards," Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance,... >>more
March 6 - - Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down following weaker than expected economic and housing... >>more
March 5 - Three federal bank regulatory agencies are issuing final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests conducted by financial companies with total consolidated assets... >>more