S&P Global Ratings said Friday it revised Pennsylvania’s credit outlook to positive from stable. At the same time, S&P affirmed its A-plus long-term rating on the state’s $10.7 billion of outstanding general obligation bonds. S&P said the outlook reflects “our view that Pennsylvania has continued to make progress toward structural budgetary balance, with positive operating
Munis were weaker Friday ahead of a larger new-issue calendar. U.S. Treasuries saw yields fall, and equities ended the trading session up. The two-year muni-to-Treasury ratio Friday was at 66%, the three-year was at 67%, the five-year at 68%, the 10-year at 71% and the 30-year at 90%, according to Refinitiv MMD’s 3 p.m. read.
Receive free UK politics updates We’ll send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest UK politics news every morning. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning the biggest shake-up to Individual Savings Accounts in years to persuade more people to take advantage of the tax-free vehicles and use them to back London-listed companies. UK
Receive free UK politics updates We’ll send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest UK politics news every morning. Prime minister Rishi Sunak is considering imposing a complete ban on smoking for the next generation in what would amount to some of the strictest measures to tackle the health problem anywhere in
Legislation that would update Internal Revenue Service rules governing debt financing for small to mid-sized manufacturers and farmers is getting a fresh push in the Senate. The Modernizing Agricultural and Manufacturing Bonds Act is sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.   “By modernizing and clarifying the rules for aggie bonds and industrial development
Google Cloud’s BigQuery service just added 11 blockchains networks to its data warehouse, according to a September 21 blog post. The new networks include Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum Görli testnet, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon mainnet, Polygon Mumbai testnet, and Tron. We’re enhancing our #blockchain data offering with 11 new chains in #BigQuery, and we’re
Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. JPEX scandal grows to over $166M  Last week’s Token2049 conference in Singapore was a life-changing experience for some; for others the event did not meet expectations, but for a select group of individuals, the imminent prospect of being pursued by law
On September 21, decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap launched an educational platform in conjunction with the blockchain education-focused Do Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). According to the announcement, Uniswap University aims to create a structured learning pathway for onboarding users to its V3 exchange via courses, simulation, and quick guides. Via the platform, users can gain knowledge