Browsing: Beige Book

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand at a slight to moderate pace across the twelve Federal Reserve Districts in June, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Consumer spending softened this period, particularly in auto retail sales which declined in half of the Districts. Manufacturing and non-financial services continued to expand at a modest to

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the period from early April through late May, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Consumer spending softened this period as reports of stagnant nonauto retail sales were accompanied by lower readings in auto

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace across the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the period from mid-February to the end of March, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Consumer spending varied this period as reports of stronger light vehicle sales were accompanied by somewhat softer readings in non-auto

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace across the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the period from January to mid-February, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Consumer spending expanded at a moderate pace this period. Most Districts reported expanded retail sales at a subdued pace, with numerous Districts reporting

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the period from late-November to the end of the year, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Most Federal Reserve Districts reported “moderate” or “modest” growth. Consumer spending was mostly positive this period. Most Districts reported

Economy

Economic activity continued to expand across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the early October to mid-November period, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Most Federal Reserve Districts reported “moderate,” “modest,” or “slight” growth. However, Richmond described economic activity as mixed, while the New York District reported no change in activity.

Economy

Economic activity expanded across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts over the late August to early October period, according to the just-released Federal Reserve Beige Book. Most Federal Reserve Districts reported “modest” or “moderate” expansion; however, the New York District reported no change in activity. Banking conditions remained favorable, despite seasonal softening in some

Economy

Economic activity expanded across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, according to the August 2016 edition of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book. Most Districts reported a “modest” or “moderate” pace of growth; however two Districts, Philadelphia and Richmond, reported that economic activity had slowed. Banking conditions were favorable, as credit demand for businesses and

Economy

Economic activity expanded across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, according to the July 2016 edition of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book. Most Districts reported a modest pace of growth, while some reported a moderate or steady pace. Banking conditions were mixed. Overall loan demand increased; however, the pace of increase varied (slow in

Economy

Economic activity expanded across most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, according to the May 2016 edition of the Federal Reserve Beige Book. Most Districts reported moderate growth, while some reported that the pace of growth slowed. Banking conditions remained positive as loan demand increased moderately in all but the Dallas District, which reported that