Cash withdrawals from municipal bond mutual funds accelerated last week, proving that commitment from the retail community remains fragile even when muni bonds are doing ­better.

Municipal bond funds that report their figures weekly posted a net outflow of $1.04 billion during the week ended March 2, according to Lipper FMI, up from the $610.4 million outflow the previous week. This interrupts a six-week trend of moderation since the record $4 billion outflow during the week ended Jan. 19.

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