Monday August 26, 2019

Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields steady

Jul 22, 2019 17:22 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT  - Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 175.90/176.00 against the US dollar on Monday while gilt yields were steady, dealers said.

The rupee closed 175.80/85 against the greenback on Friday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 42.04 billion rupees, up from 31.41 billion rupees on Friday.

In the bond market, yields were stable amid moderate activity, dealers said.

Dealers said 2024 maturities were the most liquid.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2021 closed at 8.85/95 percent on Monday, steady from 8.85/92 percent on Friday close.

A bond maturing on 15.03.2023 closed at 9.50/55 percent, gaining from 9.48/55 percent.

A bond maturing on 05.06.2024 closed at 9.78/82 percent, falling from 9.80/85 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 9.92/96 percent, steady from 9.92/97 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 9.96/10.00 percent, easing from 9.98/10.02 percent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 10.05/10.12 percent, stable from 10.05/10 percent. (Colombo, 22 July 2019)


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