Boston, MA's BANS Rated 'SP-1+', Bonds Rated 'AA-'; Outlook Stable Feb 02
- ID: 2088113
- February 2002
- Standard & Poors
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 11, 2002--Standard & Poor's today assigned it's 'SP-1'-plus rating to Boston, Mass.' $62 million BANs series 2002A due Feb 1, 2006. In addition, Standard & Poor's assigned its double-'A'-minus rating to the city's $100 million GO bonds series 2002A due Feb. 1, 2022. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'SP-1'-plus rating on the city's outstanding notes, as well as its double-'A'-minus rating and double 'A'-minus underlying rating (SPUR) on the city's outstanding bonds. The rating on the GO bonds reflects the city's: -- Slowing but nonetheless robust economy demonstrating signs of deceleration after several years of remarkable growth in employment, property values, and new construction; -- Strong financial cushion due to...
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