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    Municipal Market Weekly Video 03/06


    Russian Corporate Debt-Tied Note Sales Soar

    Sales of structured notes linked to the credit of Russian companies climbed to the highest in three years last month, as investors bet the country’s economy could weather emerging market turmoil and the crisis in the Ukraine. Click here to view the entire article.


    India Juggles Solar Incentive, Offers Grants

    When India awarded permits to build 750 megawatts of solar projects last month, it was the first time that capital grants were offered as an inducement to invest.   Click here to view the entire article.


    Lorillard Could Solve Reynolds’ Growth Problem

    Lorillard Inc., the maker of Newport cigarettes, rose 9 percent this week through yesterday amid speculation that Camel maker Reynolds American Inc. will bid for the $19 billion company. Click here to view the entire article.


    Ikos Co-Founder Martin Coward Starts New Fund

    Martin Coward, who left the firm he helped create in an acrimonious split with his wife and co-founder Elena Ambrosiadou, is seeking to raise money at a time that quantitative hedge funds are underperforming the market. Click here to view the entire article.  


    China’s NPC, Malaysian Rate, Australian Trade

    China’s National People’s Congress continues into its second day with Finance Minister Lou Jlwel scheduled to give a press briefing at 9 a.m. Click here to view the entire article.


    EU Summit, BOE, ECB, Greek Banks, French Jobs

    European Union leaders will hold an emergency summit on Ukraine in Brussels, 10:30 a.m. The Bank of England will probably hold its policy rate at 0.5 percent and keep bond purchases at 375 billion pounds, according to all economists in a Bloomberg survey, 12 p.m. Click here to view the article.


    U.S. Initial Jobless Claims, Factory Orders

    U.S. initial jobless claims probaly fell to 336,000 in the week ended March 1, 8:30 a.m. Click here to view the entire article.


    PREPA Downgrade Brings Price Upgrade

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    Technical Strategies

    The S&P 500 technology sector index appears to be setting up for a bullish year and a number of technical indicators suggest the sector may soon be ready to assert market leadership. Click here to view the article.


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