Contacts in most districts expected modest improvements in commercial leasing in 2011, although the outlook for construction was mixed and some districts noted rising costs as a concern," the Beige Book
Most parts of the country said their economies had stabilized or improved slightly since the Fed"s last Beige Book
survey in September.
The Beige Book
, named for the color of the cover, is published eight times a year and serves as a "snapshot" of economic activity in the Fed's various regions.
WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve releases beige book
, report on regional economic conditions.
All three major markets are near their lows for the day, mainly thanks to a weak Beige Book
report at 2:00 p.
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book
indicated that according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, economic activity "expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks.
economic data including the Federal Reserve's Beige Book
added to the gloomy U.
Several Federal Reserve districts reported tighter lending, particularly for commercial real estate (CRE) Joans, as economic uncertainty remained a theme in the Fed's September Beige Book
2%--great Labor Day sales, positive Beige Book
reports, American manufacturing activity higher than it has been in twenty years.
WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve releases its beige book
, a survey of regional economies.
Economic News: The latest Beige Book
offering from the Federal Reserve revealed that 11 of the 12 Federal Reserve districts enjoyed economic growth in December and early January.
The decline in global oil prices comes amidst the release of the US Federal Reserve's Beige Book
, which indicated yesterday that according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, economic activity "expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks," stressing that "contacts in a number of Districts expressed concern and uncertainty about the federal budget, especially the fiscal cliff".