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 October 6, 2018, is below.
H.2 Release–Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received
|Testimony and Statements||Regulation and Economic Growth — statement by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the Federal Reserve’s implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
-Published, October 2, 2018
|Regulations and Policies||Bank Secrecy Act Compliance — issuance of an interagency statement about banks and credit unions sharing resources to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Bank Secrecy Act compliance.
-Announced, October 3, 2018
Presidential Coins — Annual report to the Congress on the Presidential $1 Coin Program.
-Approved, September 19, 2018
|Reserve Bank Operations||Foreign Bank International Cash Services (FBICS) Program — requests by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York under Regulation N (1) to establish a program (and standard agreement templates) to permit certain foreign banks to open limited-purpose accounts at the New York Reserve Bank for the purpose of distributing U.S. dollar banknotes internationally, and (2) to negotiate with foreign banks and related parties regarding participation in the program.
-Approved, September 18, 2018
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 October 11, 2018, 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 October 10, 2018): $4,224,609 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).
(See the release for further information.)