Municipal Bond Insurance Hits 54% Record in 2004

Chang, Helen
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/25/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32056, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that municipal bond insurance rose to a record volume last year. Of the $360.76 billion states, localities, and other tax-exempt issuers borrowed in 2004, 53.76%, or $193.96 billion was insured, according to the latest figures from Thomson Financial Inc. The volume of bonds issued last year tallied second highest on record, following $383.77 billion borrowed in 2003, according to the latest figures from Thomson Financial. Many of the year's biggest bond issues were insured, helping to boost insured market penetration.


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