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Beige Book: Economic Activity Increases Modestly in All 12 Districts

According to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Beige Book release, economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across all 12 Federal Reserve districts in July and August. read more

Sterling, Astoria Get Federal Reserve Approval for Merger

The board of governors of the Federal Reserve approved the merger of Astoria Financial with and into Sterling Bancorp. read more

Syndicated Loan Risk Remains High Reports Program Review

According to the recently released Shared National Credit Program Review, regulators said risk in the portfolio of large syndicated bank loans declined slightly buy remains elevated. read more

All Banks Pass Fed Stress Tests for First Time Since Testing Began

The Wall Street Journal reported that all 34 banks that underwent the annual stress test from the Federal Reserve had their capital plans approved. read more

Fed Raises Rates for the Second Time in 2017

The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate to a target range of 1% to 1.25%, marking the second increase in the rate in the last three months. read more

Fed Permanently Bars Former Regions’ Employees from Banking Industry

The Federal Reserve Board has permanently barred Richard Henderson and Philip Cooper, former employees of Regions Equipment Finance, from the banking industry. read more

Fed Waits on Interest Rate Hike Due to Q1/17 Economic Slowdown

Reuters reported that the Federal Reserve has decided to wait on increasing interest rates until it is certain the recent U.S. economic slowdown was temporary. read more

Beige Book: Economic Activity Increases in All 12 Districts

According to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Beige Book release, economic activity increased in each of the 12 Federal Reserve districts between mid-February and the end of March. read more

Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise the target range for federal funds rate a quarter of a percentage point with three more increases inked in for 2017. read more

Regulators Reject Wells Fargo ‘Living Will’ Plan, Impose Restrictions

The FDIC and Federal Reserve rejected Wells Fargo’s latest “living will” plan and, as a result, has placed restrictions on bank’s ability to grow its international and non-bank activities. read more

Beige Book: Economy Continues to Expand As Demand for Credit Varies

According to the most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve, the economy continued to expand across most reporting regions from early October through mid-November. read more

Bloomberg: Fed’s Powell Makes Case for Rate Hike

Bloomberg said Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell has indicated he is prepared to increase in the federal funds rate, as unemployment and inflation near the Fed’s targets. read more

Fed: Domestic C&I Loan Demand to Remain Steady

The October 2016 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addressed demand for bank loans to businesses over the past three months and a steady outlook for the next six months. read more

Fed Moves to Provide Stress Test Relief for Regional Banks

The Fed is proposing to modify its capital plan and stress testing rules for the 2017 cycle that would remove banks with less than $250 billion in assets from being included in the annual CCAR qualitative review. read more

Fed Holds Rates, Notes ‘Soft’ Business Fixed Investment

The FOMC decided at its most recent meeting to maintain the target range for the fed funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2%. The committee noted household spending has been growing strongly, but business fixed investment remained soft. read more

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