Muni Bond Indexes Narrowly Mixed for Week Ended July 30
The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, decreased four basis points to 4.40% for the week ended July 30 from 4.44% in the previous week.
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Municipal bond volume increased in July from a year earlier, as new money issuance more than made up for a drop in refundings to the lowest monthly level of 2015. more »
American Samoa is getting ready to sell $73 million of junk-rated bonds next month. more »
Michigan public finance veteran Dale Deis joins top-ranked PFM after nearly 30 years at Municipal Financial Consultants in Michigan. more »
The developer of the All Aboard Florida private passenger train system plans to quickly issue $1.75 billion of private activity bonds after approval of the deal. more »
Standard & Poor’s assigned an A rating and stable outlook to Detroit’s first post-bankruptcy bond sale, set for Aug. 19. more »
Dallas sees strong demand for $109 million of bonds for a badly needed parking garage as the city deals with an airline battle for gates at the remodeled airport. more »
Columbus, Ohio, in the midst of a downtown building boom, heads into market this week for its annual summer borrowing bearing triple-A bond ratings. more »
Massachusetts Port Authority officials say upgrades from two rating agencies boosted their $171.5 million revenue bond sale. more »
Tampa International Airport on Florida's west coast benefits from major financings this week and in August to support its largest capital plan in more than four decades. more »
The Illinois Finance Authority is rolling out a new financing program to help smaller hospitals purchase equipment and meet federal healthcare record-keeping mandates. more »
Piper Jaffray's deal to buy BMO Financial Group's Chicago-based municipal bond sales, trading and origination business is its second Midwest acquisition in as many weeks, as it continues an expansion in its fixed income and financial institutions group. more »
RBC Capital Markets hired Tim Williams from JPMorgan as a managing director in the firm’s municipal finance department. more »
An estimated $9.16 billion in primary issuance is expected for the week of July 20, headlined by a $1.2 billion sales tax revenue offering from the New York State Dormitory Authority. more »

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attorneys take a look at the Securities and Exchange Commission settlements with 36 municipal securities underwriters pursuant to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative.

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