Banks Boost Their Totals by 7% in '03 as Loan Demand Shrinks

Fine, Jacob
May 2004
Bond Buyer;5/14/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31884, p35
Trade Publication
Reports on the increase in U.S. banks' municipal bonds holdings in 2003, as they confronted slackening demand for loans amid mounting cash deposits. Overall amount of muni bonds held by domestic banks in 2003; Bank holdings on a fair-value basis; Decline in municipal holdings of Bank of America, Union Planters National Bank and US Bank.


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