Northeast Edges Up

Kaske, Michelle; Phillips, Ted
August 2010
Bond Buyer;8/9/2010, Vol. 373 Issue 33363, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the two-percent increase in the bond issues in the Northeastern states and municipalities in the first half of 2010. The increase in volume is attributed to the success of the Build America Bond program that expands the municipal markets. Alan Schankel of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC reveals the effort of issuers to deal with the derivative or credit enhancement issues by converting floating-rate debt into fixed rates.


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