Tagged: federal reserve bank of st. louis

Roche, Vanhoozer Named Arvest Private Bakers (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Teresa Roche and Deania Vanhoozer are new private bankers for Arvest Bank in Jonesboro. Ryan Kimbrough has been hired to direct client relations at Baugh Financial.

St. Louis Fed Announces New Board Member

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2019 3:35 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Thursday announced one appointment and several reappointments to its board of directors.

St. Louis Fed's James Bullard: Rates Are Good As Is

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/10/2019 3:24 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard spoke Thursday in Little Rock about “Perspectives on 2019 Monetary Policy” as part of the Little Rock Regional Chamber’s “Power Up Little Rock” lecture series.

Construction Spending Slips Slightly in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Construction spending in the United States fell 0.1 percent in October compared with September, its third straight monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Spending reached a peak of $1.32 trillion in May.

St. Louis Fed: Construction, Real Estate Indicators Mixed

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Economic conditions have improved slightly this fall in the Federal Reserve’s 8th District, which includes Arkansas, according to the periodical Beige Book released in November.

Homeownership Trends at 65 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

The rate of homeownership in Arkansas stood at 65 percent in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis. That’s slightly higher than the nationwide rate of 64.2 percent in fourth-quarter 2017.

Federal Regulators Look to Update CRA

by Gwen Moritz 9/3/2018 12:00 am

With changes in banking, including a dramatic consolidation of the industry, federal bank regulators have put out the word that the way the Community Reinvestment Act is enforced is likely to change as well.

U.S. Banks: 2018 Return on Average Equity Almost Even With '84

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

During this period, return on average equity at banks in the United States reached a low of minus 5.94 percent in the second quarter of 1987. It saw a high of 16.29 percent in the first quarter of 2000.

Mike Carroll Named Chairman of Arkansas CPAs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Mike Carroll of Fort Smith has been appointed chairman of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Debt and Disposable Income Percentage Moves Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Household debt service payments as a percentage of disposable income moved up in the fourth quarter of 2017, to 10.3 percent, a total that includes both mortgage and consumer debt payments.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

St. Louis Fed President Speaks in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 3:21 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard spoke last week in Little Rock about “The U.S. Economy Three Months into 2018” at the Arkansas Bankers Association's and Arkansas State Bank Department’s Day with the Commissioner.

Little Rock Broker Named to St. Louis Fed's Real Estate Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2018 8:52 am

Greg Joslin of Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

U.S. Personal Saving Rate Near Historic Low

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Although the personal saving rate in the United States ticked up in January to 3.2 percent, up from 2.5 percent in December, it remains near historic lows.

How the Goldens Ruled: Fed Report on Allied Notes Self-Dealing, Insider Abuse

by George Waldon 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The narrative of the report is dominated by criticism of the Goldens, by title rather than name, and the bank board they held sway over.

Why Are Banks Shuttering Branches? (Julie Stackhouse Commentary)

by Julie Stackhouse 3/5/2018 12:00 am

It seems inevitable that this long-term trend in branch closings will continue as consumer preferences evolve and financial technology becomes further ingrained in credit and payment services.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

St. Louis Fed Names NLR Developer to Industry Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 1:36 pm

Lisa Ferrell of North Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 1:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

by Julie Stackhouse 12/11/2017 12:00 am

While the costs of maintaining a bank holding company form of ownership have been highlighted by those proposing to abandon it, numerous benefits exist.