The St. Louis Fed's Community Affairs Department has expanded and redesigned its quarterly newsletter. Bridges is now twice the size of its predecessor, which was called Community Affairs, and features color photographs. Bridges is intended to encourage greater participation and cooperation in public/private partnerships that support community development lending. The publication contains news of interest, regulatory changes that affect community development activities, and a calendar detailing upcoming community affairs conferences and events. To receive Bridges, call Diana Judge at (314) 444-8761.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has launched a publication, called H.2A, that provides a weekly listing of applications and notices that have been filed under the Bank Holding Company Act or the Change in Bank Control Act. The publication is available in three forms:
The St. Louis Fed's 1996 Annual Report is now available on the Internet. The report discusses social security systems throughout the world, as well as the adjustments needed to keep these systems solvent into the next century. Pension systems in the following countries are also compared and contrasted: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report can be found at www.stlouisfed.org.