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2011 in Statistics

Supply and Demand: Rates Plunge as Investors Scramble for Bonds.

The dramatic reduction of one state's traditional cash-flow borrowing combined with historically low interest rates in the long-term market led to a 7.4% decrease in short-term tax-exempt note issuance in 2011, according to market experts. more »
The bond insurance industry continued to contract in 2011. more »
CHICAGO — The market for privately placed municipal debt came out of the shadows in 2011. more »
Long-term bond sale volume dropped considerably in 2011 compared with the year before, amid a cautionary environment and the absence of the Build America Bond program. more »
By almost every measure, 2011 was a down year for long-term volume in the municipal bond market. more »

The Texas Water Development Board chairman Bech Bruun sits down with markets reporter Aaron Weitzman to discuss a gambit of topics, including droughts in Texas and how those disastrous times have turned into learning experiences. They also discuss the history of the TWDB and its various programs as well as what it's like not only being an issuer in today's low interest rate environment but also what it's like being an issuer from Texas.

The orders provide some insight into what the Securities and Exchange Commission considers to be a material false or misleading statement in an offering document.

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