Vol. 21, No. 3,
Third Quarter 2008
Fed Chair Discusses Bolstering Financial System
Atlanta Fed Launches Blog
New Financial Markets Tool Discussed
Banks Survey Shows Ongoing Credit Crunch
Duke Sworn In as Fed Governor
Annual Report Examines Changing Regional Economy
Fed Chair Discusses Regulatory Policy
New Rule Protects Mortgage Borrowers
Did You Know?
Financial Update Focus
||Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling schedule and content will be added throughout the quarter.
Updated September 29, 2008
||Fed Chief Discusses Reducing Systemic Risk
9/29/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently proposed reducing risk in the nation's financial system by strengthening the financial infrastructure and adopting a broader approach to financial supervision and regulation.
||Atlanta Fed Research Director Introduces Economics Blog
9/29/2008 - Research staff at the Atlanta Fed is now producing macroblog, an economics blog that offers commentary and observations on various economic topics of the day, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, financial issues, and Southeast economic trends.
||Fed Chair Discusses Regulatory Policy
7/30/2008 - Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recently discussed the effects of recent financial market turmoil on regulatory policy and made suggestions to remedy the turmoil.
||New Mortgage Rule Intended to Protect Consumers
7/30/2008 - The Federal Reserve has adopted a new rule, which becomes effective in October 2009, that protects consumers taking out mortgage loans. The regulation applies to a wide range of mortgages.