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 4 - The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Board have announced a final rule amending the definitions of "funds... >>more
Dec 2 - The Federal Reserve Board has requested public comment on proposed changes to part II of the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk that are designed to enhance the efficiency of the... >>more
Dec 2 - The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line... >>more
Nov 26 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that the 2014 maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain at $417,000 for one-unit... >>more
Nov 26 - Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC reported aggregate net income of $36 billion in the third quarter of 2013, a $1.5 billion (3.9 percent) decline from the $37.5... >>more