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Beige book – is the paper (compilation) issued by the US Federal Reserve System reporting about activity on all major branches of economy by each from twelve Federal reserve banks. The review describes labor and real estate market, agriculture and manufacturing, services sector, bank system and financial institutions, data on energy and natural resources. Official name of Beige book is the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions.
Popular article: Productivity
Productivity index represents production output of the state per one worker. This index is widely applied in analysis of current economic conditions of the state. Productivity value is published once every three months, till 10th of every month at 08:30 a.m EST (New York). Market respond to publication is rather significant. Though sometimes this value is able to misguide about real economic conditions. For example, during strikes or under stagnancy the number of employees decreases leading to growth of productivity despite negative processes in the economy. As for the rest, growth of index is positive for national currency and progressive development of the economy.
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