First-Half Issuance Declines Nearly 15%

Kaske, Michelle
July 2006
Bond Buyer;7/3/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 32415, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decrease in municipal bond volume by nearly 15 percent during the first half of 2006 compared with 2005, based on initial statistics released by Thomson Financial Inc. in the U.S. However, for the month ended June 30, bond volume was off less than one percent from the previous year's levels. In addition, refunding bond sales declined more than 52.3 percent to $36.7 billion through the end of June.


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