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US municipal bond weekly inflows sharply up - Lipper

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NEW YORK, Oct 11 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond fundsposted nearly $915 million of net inflows in the week ended Oct.10, up sharply from $553 million of inflows in the previousweek, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday.

The four-week moving average was positive at $579 million,said Lipper, a unit of Thomson Reuters.

Weekly flows into the funds, popular with retail investors,have been positive since December 2011 with the exception of theweek ended April 11.

(Reporting by Tiziana Barghini)

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Keywords: LIPPER MUNI/FUNDS