Muni bond mutual fund outflows shrank to the least since late May,  an indication that investor demand is trickling back to the marketplace.

Weekly reporting funds shed $159 million in the week of Sept. 25,  marking an 18th consecutive week of outflows but a stark drop from last week’s outflow and the average over the past few months, Lipper FMI data show. The previous week, $1.10 billion fled muni bond funds.

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