Standard & Poor's Second Agency to Embrace Housing Analysis Change

Vadum, Matthew
November 2002
Bond Buyer;11/22/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31519, p4
Trade Publication
Reports that Standard & Poor's has become the second rating agency in the month of November 2002, to lower its assumption of returns that state and local housing bond issues can get on their reinvested funds. Impact of the change on completion of bond deals; Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service's reason for taking the step; Steps gone through by analysts before rating a prospective bond transaction.


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