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Beige Book: Modest to moderate pace of economic expansion

  • Economic activity continued to expand at a "modest to moderate pace" throughout the nation. Manufacturing activity expanded modestly, residential real estate activity increased moderately in most districts, and demand for nonresidential real estate gained overall.
  • Lending activity was mixed - lending standards were largely unchanged, while credit quality improved.
  • Hiring held steady or increased modestly relative to the prior reporting period.
  • Full Beige Book report.
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  • American in Paris
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    Eat your heart out Prophets of Doom!
    4 Sep 2013, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • mrdirt
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    Overall this was similar to the previous beige book with economic activity increasing at a "modest to moderate" pace.


    4 Sep 2013, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Strangely, this means rates must rise and QE needs tapering. Economic signals get really really mixed with government and central bank interference. Don't celebrate too hard on this report.
    4 Sep 2013, 07:53 PM Reply Like
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