S&P: Insurers Rode Out Recession Well, and Look Good Going Forward

Newman, Emily
September 2003
Bond Buyer;9/16/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31720, p29
Trade Publication
Focuses on the impact of economic recession on the earnings of various bond insurers in the U.S. Level of capital planning; Increase of competition; Analysis on the revenue growth of several firms.


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