West's upgrades rose in '97, but Asia aftershocks loom

Jacobius, Arleen
February 1998
Bond Buyer;02/27/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30340, p46
Trade Publication
Reports on ratings agencies' upgrading of credit ratings in the Western States. Trend report issued by Standard & Poor's; Ratio of upgrades to downgrades in 1997; Cautiousness in fund analysts' enthusiasm about the turnaround in the regional economy; Outlook on states which are dependent on trade with the Far East; Misgivings about the impact of the financial crisis in Asia.


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