Jan 3 – The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee has released the minutes of the committee meeting held on Dec. 11-12, 2012. A summary of economic projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Reserve Bank presidents for the Dec. 11-12, 2012, meeting is also included as an addendum to these minutes.
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Dec 13 – The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee have released a table and charts summarizing the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents for the Dec. 11-12, 2012, meeting of the committee.
Sept 2 – The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee have released the minutes of the Committee meeting held on August 11-12, 2009.
February 11 – The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) will host the 14th Annual TechMecca Technology Conference and Expo February 11-12 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. TechMecca is the largest regional financial services technology conference in the nation and is designed specifically for community bankers to help meet their technology, customer service and marketing needs.
Feb. 25 – The U.S. payments industry is accelerating its move to EMV chip card payments to reduce counterfeit card fraud, provide global interoperability and enable safer and smarter transactions across card and mobile NFC payments channels. To help card issuing banks and merchants achieve these benefits and ready their organizations for the October 2015 fraud liability shift, the EMV Migration Forum is offering a second ‘EMV 101’ webinar.
May 2 – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host two workshops in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, June 11-12, for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations.
April 11 – The April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released by the Agriculture Department forecast tight corn and soybean stocks for the U.S., confirming the ongoing impact of the extensive drought of 2012, according to analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Nov 16 – The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee has released the minutes of the xommittee meeting held on Oct. 23-24, 2012.
May 16 – The Federal Open Market Committee has announced a revised tentative meeting schedule for 2012 and a tentative meeting schedule for 2013. In order to provide ample time for the committee’s usual discussions, these meetings have been scheduled to take place over two days. In addition, the FOMC announced that, going forward, the presentation of the summary of economic projections and the chairman’s press conference will occur in conjunction with the meetings scheduled for the third month of each quarter (March, June, September and December).
Jan 13 – The financial regulators1 have received requests to clarify points in the 2010 Interagency Advisory on Interest Rate Risk Management. In response, this “Frequently Asked Questions” document answers commonly asked questions. The document addresses areas critical to effective and sound interest rate risk management, including appropriate measurement and reporting, robust and meaningful stress testing; assumption development reflecting the institution’s experience; and comprehensive model validation.