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  1. India finalises muni bond rules

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    Sun, 29 Mar 2015

    SINGAPORE, March 30 (IFR) - India has approved new rules for its municipal -bond market that pledge to give local governments easier access to funding as they seek to meet urban infrastructure growth...

  2. U.S. muni supply to total $8.2 bln next week

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    March 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. municipal bond issuance next week will top $8 billion for the sixth-straight week, boosting already strong supply for the month of March, according to Thomson Reuters...

  3. Why This Airline Just Landed in the S&P 500 Index

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    Safety is part of the reason why the municipal bond market is today worth $3.65 trillion ..... Moody’s looked at more than 54,000 municipal bond issuers and 5,600 high-yield ..... consumer spending patterns. The S&P Municipal Bond Index is a broad, market value

  4. UPDATE 1-Franklin Templeton files opening brief in appeal of Stockton, CA, bankruptcy exit plan

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    March 23 (Reuters) - The holdout creditor in Stockton, California's bankruptcy case filed its opening brief in an appeal of the city's reorganization plan on Monday, claiming "no bondholder has ever received so little in the history of municipal bankruptcy."

  5. U.S. municipal bond sales to rise to $9.5 bln next week

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    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    March 20 (Reuters) - U.S municipal bond sales are expected to top $9.5 billion next week, led by over $1.7 billion of issuance by California tobacco settlement bonds, according to Thomson Reuters...

  6. Fitch: China's Municipal Bond Rules Give Local Governments More Flexibility

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    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, March 20 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says the Chinese government's extension of a programme to allow local and regional governments...

  7. Navigating Interest Rate Cycles with the Laddered Bond Portfolio

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015

    circumstances does the information contained within represent a recommendation to buy or sell any security. The BofA Merrill Lynch Municipal Indexes track the performance of the investment-grade U.S. tax-exempt bond market. Qualifying bonds must have at least

  8. Muni bond yields fall as much as 8 basis points

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015

    March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond yield dropped as much as 8 basis points on Thursday as investors took advantage of the cheapness of tax-exempt debt versus taxable U.S. Treasuries, according...

  9. Key regulator shows no sign on budging on muni bank rule

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    Wed, 18 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - A key U.S. regulator said on Wednesday it supports banks making prudent investments in the U.S. municipal bond market but showed no indication it would soften its stance on refusing to allow banks to include muni bonds as liquid assets.

  10. Opportunities in Global Financial Disintermediation

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

    liberalization, equity/bond market reforms, new market and product trials (including assetbacked securities [ABS], municipal bonds, and derivatives), and promotion of an institutional investor base (such as insurance deregulation, pension system

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