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February 22, 2018 - Government Performance and Results Act -
Annual Performance Plan 2018 - The Government Performance and
Results Act of 1993 requires federal agencies to prepare a
strategic plan covering a multiyear period and requires each
agency to submit an annual performance plan and an annual
February 22, 2018 - Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on the U.S.
economy after the global financial crisis - At "10 Years after
the Global Financial Crisis: How Has the World Economy Changed
and Where Will It Go?" 26th International Financial Symposium
sponsored by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs,
February 22, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board announces approval of
proposal by First Financial Bancorp and approval of applications
by First Financial Bank.
February 22, 2018 - NCUA Releases New Savings Infographic for
America and Military Saves Week - New Resource Outlines the
Benefits of Saving at an Early Age - Young people can get
valuable information about starting good personal finance habits
and building long-term wealth from a new infographic released
today by the National Credit Union Administration.
February 22, 2018 - Advanced Notice of a Meeting under Expedited
Procedures - A closed meeting of the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System will be held under expedited procedures
at 11:30 a.m. on February 26, 2018. Matter(s) considered: Review
and determination by the Board of Governors of the advance and
discount rates to be charged by the Federal Reserve Banks.
February 21, 2018 - The Winds of Change for Community Banking -
By Romel Bonilla , Jenna Cooper , Adam Emmerich , Theresa Hembd
, Pamela Kennedy , Blake Marquart , Joseph Nashar - The 12th
annual Community Bankers Symposium, cosponsored by the Federal
Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,
was held at the Chicago Fed on November 17, 2017.
February 21, 2018 - OCC Hosts Credit Risk and Operational Risk
Workshops in Minneapolis - The Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency will host two workshops at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
Northstar Downtown, Minneapolis, Minn., March 27-28, for
directors of national community banks and federal savings
associations supervised by the OCC.
February 21, 2018 - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Appoints
Senior Vice President of Research - Luke Woodward has been named
senior vice president and head of the Bank’s Research Division.
February 21, 2018 - Charge-Off and Delinquency Rates on Loans
and Leases at Commercial Banks.
February 21, 2018 - Student Loan Debt and Aggregate Consumption
Growth - Laura Feiveson, Alvaro Mezza, and Kamila Sommer -
Between 2001 and 2016, the real amount of student debt owed by
American households more than tripled, from about $340 billion
to more than $1.3 trillion.
February 21, 2018 - Minutes of the Federal Open Market
Committee, January 30-31, 2018.
February 21, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board announces approval of
application by IBERIABANK - The Federal Reserve Board on
Wednesday announced its approval of the application under
section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and section 9
of the Federal Reserve Act by IBERIABANK, Lafayette, Louisiana,
to acquire Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Company, Coral Gables,
Florida, and to establish branches at the locations of the main
office and branches of Gibraltar.
February 16, 2018 - OCC Enforcement Actions and Terminations for
February 2018 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
today released new enforcement actions taken against national
banks, federal savings associations, and individuals currently
and formerly affiliated with national banks and federal savings
February 16, 2018 - Credit and Liquidity Programs and the
Balance Sheet - Recent balance sheet trends, weekly chart
February 16, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board seeking to impose a
$487,500 fine on former Barclays Bank PLC employee and
permanently bar him from the banking industry - The Federal
Reserve Board on Friday announced that it is seeking to
permanently bar Peter Little, the former head of the foreign
exchange (FX) spot desk at Barclays Bank PLC in New York, from
employment in the banking industry and to impose a $487,500 fine
February 15, 2018 - Reinvesting After the Crisis: Changes in the
Fixed-Income Portfolios of Life Insurers By Andy Polacek - The
years following the Great Recession presented a unique set of
challenges for life insurers even as the U.S. economic recovery
began to gain momentum.
February 15, 2018 - AgLetter : February 2018 By David Oppedahl-
Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District had an
annual increase of 1 percent for 2017, following three
consecutive yearly declines. Values for “good” agricultural land
in the fourth quarter of 2017 were overall unchanged from the
third quarter, according to 185 survey respondents representing
agricultural banks across the District.
February 15, 2018 - Final Rule to Remove References to Credit
Ratings from the FDIC's International Banking Regulations - On
February 14, 2018, the FDIC Board of Directors adopted the
attached final rule amending the FDIC's international banking
regulations related to permissible investment activities and the
pledging of assets.
February 15, 2018 - NCUA’s Four Permanent Funds Receive Clean
Audit Opinions for 2017 - Reports Cover Share Insurance Fund,
Operating Fund, CLF and CDRLF - The National Credit Union
Administration’s four permanent funds have again earned
unmodified, or “clean,” audit opinions for 2017, according to
audited financial statements released today by the agency’s
Office of the Inspector General.
February 15, 2018 - NCUA Board Approves $736 Million Share
Insurance Distribution in Q3 2018 - Share Insurance Fund
Maintains Provisions for Potential Losses - The National Credit
Union Administration Board held its second open meeting of 2018
at the agency’s headquarters here today and unanimously approved
February 15, 2018 - OCC Assesses $75 Million Civil Money Penalty
Against U.S. Bank National Association - The Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency today announced a $75 million civil
money penalty against U.S. Bank National Association of
Cincinnati, Ohio, for deficiencies in the bank’s Bank Secrecy
Act and anti-money laundering compliance program.
February 15, 2018 - US Monetary Policy and International Bond
Markets - Simon Gilchrist, Vivian Yue, and Egon Zakrajsek - This
paper uses high-frequency data to analyze the effects of US
monetary policy--during the conventional and unconventional
policy regimes--on foreign government bonds markets in advanced
and emerging market economies.
February 15, 2018 - Statistical Releases - Industrial Production
and Capacity Utilization - G.17 - Industrial production edged
down 0.1 percent in January following four consecutive monthly
increases. Manufacturing production was unchanged in January.
February 15, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement
action with Clear Mountain Bank.
February 15, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board fines US Bancorp $15
million and orders it to improve risk management and oversight -
The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday ordered Minneapolis-based
US Bancorp to improve risk management and oversight of its
banking subsidiaries' compliance with U.S. economic sanctions,
and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering requirements.
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