Survey: Business Owners Remain Optimistic

About half of small and mid-size business owners and executives recently surveyed by PNC remain optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses despite inflation, supply chain disruptions and political and geopolitical uncertainties.

Survey: Community Banks Concerned About Profits

While community bankers in December had a slightly more optimistic outlook about future business conditions and the economic outlook compared to the end of 2020, bankers are expressing more concerns about future profitability, according to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors latest survey. 

Freddie Mac Releases Upgraded, Improved Economic Outlook

The 2017 economic growth forecast increased one-tenth from the prior forecast to 2.5 percent due to the government’s upgraded third quarter GDP growth estimate and an expected solid fourth quarter finish, according to the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group’s December 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook.