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Tuesday September 21st, 2021
Bonds & Forex

Sri Lanka rupee hamstrung on decree, bonds slightly up after yield control lifted

A 01.12.2024 bond traded at 8.24 percent Friday

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Aeroflot Sri Lanka flights to resume from November 04

Aeroflot has been operating to Colombo from 1964

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Sri Lanka OTC repo platform in operation at CSE

To improve liquidity of debt transactions

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 50-pct of yield controlled bill auction

No market demand for 6 or 12 month bills, where the price control is barely above the overnight rate

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Sri Lanka sells 83-pct of Rs50bn bond auction at higher price control

The debt office raised a total of 41.78 billion rupees from the market

Sri Lanka dollar rationing tightens further after 'revaluation' of rupee to 203

Banks were forced to ration dollars as supplies continued to be weak

Sri Lanka fails to sell 51-pct of Treasuries auction amid price controls

De facto 12-month rate was raised to 6.05-pct last week

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Sri Lanka rupee 230 to US dollar, de facto 12-month rate hiked above overnight

Bond auctions frozen with hardly any quotes

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Shing Pee Tao, chairman of Sri Lanka's Shing Kwan group unit passes away

Property tycoon is a naturalized citizen

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Sri Lanka prints Rs17.6bn after dysfunctional bill, bond auctions; sugar seized

Price controls on auctions have led to under-selling of bonds

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 63-pct of price controlled bill auction

Only 40 million in 12-month bills sold

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Sri Lanka's Lakdhanavi 'AA+(lka)' rating confirmed with stable outlook

Material increase in counter party risk could pressure rating

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 92-pct of bond auction

A total of 4.0 billion in bonds sold

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Sri Lanka rupee falls to 222/223 to US dollar at most banks

The central bank provides limited convertibility

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Sri Lanka bond auction bids mired in uncertainty after 2 and 4 year de facto policy rate hikes, SRR

This week an SRR hike is expected to absorb liquidity from any failed auction

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Sri Lanka's EB Creasy rated [SL]BBB by ICRA Lanka

Borrowings skewed to the short term

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Latest Last
US Dollar 199.9330 200.0000
UK Pound 273.2584 275.8000
Euro 234.6214 235.2700
Aus Dollar 145.2613 145.7600
Yen 1.8253 1.8202
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7157 2.7197
Korea Won 0.1687 0.1699
Oman Rial 519.3200 519.4940
Saudi Riyal 53.3140 53.3177
UAE Dirham 54.4309 54.4492
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,291.87 0.67%
CSE All Share 8,801.95 -0.52%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 3,801,149
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 5.91 5.85
6-m bill 5.95 5.90
12-m bill 6.02 5.97
5-yr bond 8.90 8.69
8-yr bond 9.26 9.18
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka rupee at 222 to dollar, market sees sporadic interventions

Bond markets inactive

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Sri Lanka rupee at 222 to dollar for importers, lower rates for small transfers

Bond yields up, longer tenors illiquid

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 33-pct of Treasuries with overnight rate hiked before 12-month ceiling

The 12-month ceiling was raised by 5.93 percent, but overnight rate was raised earlier

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Sri Lanka bond yields up, no bids for first repo auction in 17-months

Bond investors taking stock

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Sri Lanka rupee falls to 221 to US dollar, margins widen with no price transparency

Kerb market rate touches 232 before lockdown

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Sri Lanka overnight rates, bond yields up after rate, SRR hike

Bond yields up 30 to 40 bp

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Sri Lanka rupee weakens to 227/228.50 to dollar in kerb market, bond yields up

Import dollar rate fell this week

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 54-pct of Treasuries auction under yield controls

No sales of 12-month bills

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Sri Lanka central bank denies 'devaluation' claims

No change to its stance or the operational arrangements on the determination of the exchange rate

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Sri Lanka's First Capital Holdings profits lower

2020 profits boosted by rate cuts

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