Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending November 19, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending November 25, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) publishes a weekly digest of its activities on its website. The digest is called the H.2 Release and is published every Thursday. The release for the week ending November 19, 2016, is below.

H.2 Release–Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

Category Action Taken
Testimony and Statements Economic Outlook — statement by Chair Yellen before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress on the current economic outlook and monetary policy.

-Published, November 17, 2016





Bank Holding Companies BOK Financial Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma — to acquire MBT Bancshares, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Missouri Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City.

-Approved, November 15, 2016


Reserve Bank Operations Reserve Bank Post-Employment Restrictions — policy revisions to broaden the scope of post-employment restrictions applicable to Federal Reserve Bank senior examiners and officers.

-Announced, November 18, 2016



Enforcement J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., New York, New York — issuance of a consent cease and desist order and assessment of a civil money penalty.

-Announced, November 17, 2016



Federal Reserve Board: Balance Sheet (H.4.1 Release)

The Board publishes data of factors affecting reserve balances. The digest is called the H.4.1 Release, and they are published every Thursday (or the next business day if the publication date falls on a federal holiday). The release for November 25, 2016, is below.

[Note: The blog will cover the line titled “Total Factors Supplying Reserve Funds.”]

H.4.1 Release–Factors Affecting Reserve Balances

Total factors supplying reserve funds (as of November 23, 2016):  $4,511,757 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)