TITLE

Credit analysis of muni utilities becoming more complex as deregulation nears

AUTHOR(S)
Kinnander, Ola
PUB. DATE
February 1998
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;02/02/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30322, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Points out the increasing complexity of assessing the creditworthiness of municipal utilities as they enter a competitive deregulated market in the United States. Outcome of discussion at `The Bond Buyer' periodical's public power conference; Analysis of a municipal utility as a business; Several new factors that have to be considered in credit analysis; Volatility of ratings.
ACCESSION #
201021

 

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