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 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
March 3 -The average young family (headed by someone under 40) has recovered only about one-third of the wealth it lost during the financial crisis and recession, while the average middle-age or... >>more
Feb. 28 - Freddie Mac has released its multifamily housing economic outlook for 2014 showing that multifamily growth will be favorable, but will also moderate and become more in line with long-run... >>more
Feb. 28 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has issued the public list of institutions that it has scheduled for a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination during the second quarter of... >>more