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Saturday October 23rd, 2021
Bonds & Forex

Sajith calls for National effort to save the country’s economy

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is calling on all political parties to shed their differences and come togethe...

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 97-pct of Treasuries at auction after downgrade

Sri Lanka failed to sell 97 percent of offered Treasury bills at Tuesday's 40 billion rupees auction, raising only 895 m...

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Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields up

Sri Lanka rupee ends stronger at 185.10/20 to the US dollar on Monday while bond yields closed wider after Moody’s dow...

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Sri Lanka rupee bonds quoted wide after Moody's downgrade

Sri Lanka's rupee bond yields were quoted wide on Tuesday dealers said, after Moody's downgraded the government rating t...

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Sri Lanka central bank buying US$10mn dollars a day from market: CB Governor

Sri Lanka's central bank is buying around 10 million US dollars a day from banks from the middle of February, Governor W...

Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 194.50/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 194.50/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while bond yields ed...

Sri Lanka rupee opens firmer, bonds wider

The Sri Lanka rupee opened firmer at 176.45/60 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market Monday, while bond yield...

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Foreign investors sell some rupee bonds after rate cut

Sri Lanka foreign investors have sold about 3.47 billion rupees of (about 20 million US dollars) in the week to June 04,...

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Mahendran, ten others to be indicted for Sri Lanka bond scam

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has asked permission from the Chief Justice to file indictments...

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Sri Lanka’s rupee opens weaker, stocks up 0.23-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s rupee opened weaker at 176.40/50 on Friday, while bonds yields were steady and stocks o...

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Sri Lanka's rupee ends firmer, gilt yields edge up

Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer at 176.35/45 on Thursday and bonds yields edged up, dealers said.

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Sri Lanka rupee opens firm, stocks up 0.16-pct

Sri Lanka rupee opened stronger at 176.50/60 on Thursday, while bonds yields were stable and stocks opened higher at 0.1...

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Sri Lanka rupee, gilt yields stable

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka rupee closed steady at 176.45/55 on Tuesday and bonds yields were stable, market participants sa...

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Sri Lanka 03-month Treasury Bill yield falls to 8.38-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's 03-month Treasury Bill yields fell 14 basis points to 8.38 percent from 8.52 percent on May 15...

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Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, stocks down 0.02-pct

Sri Lanka rupee opened firmer at 176.55/65 on Tuesday, while bond yields eased and stocks opened 0.02 percent lower, mar...

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Sri Lanka eyes World Bank guarantee for billion dollar loan

ECONOMYNEXT- The World Bank may give terror-struck Sri Lanka a policy-based guarantee which could be used to raise up to...

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Latest Last
US Dollar 201.0455 200.5117
UK Pound 277.3121 277.2676
Euro 233.7456 233.8869
Aus Dollar 150.2614 151.2660
Yen 1.7625 1.7543
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.6854 2.6801
Korea Won 0.1705 0.1707
Oman Rial 522.2097 520.8231
Saudi Riyal 53.6007 53.4541
UAE Dirham 54.7338 54.5885
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,572.70 0.54%
CSE All Share 9,881.50 1.78%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 4,268,523
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 7.19 6.64
6-m bill 7.31 6.80
12-m bill 7.46 6.96
5-yr bond 10.52 9.48
8-yr bond 11.37 9.97
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka rupee slightly weaker, CB sells down Treasuries stock

Sri Lanka rupee was trading at 176.50/60 slightly weaker than Friday while bonds markets were quiet with yields largely ...

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Sri Lanka primary dealer NatWealth Securities suspended

Sri Lanka's central bank has suspended the business of NatWealth Securities Limited, a primary dealer in government secu...

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Sri Lanka rupee ends steady, gilts edge higher after policy rate cut

ECONOMYNEXT -Sri Lanka rupee closed steady at 176.40/50 rupees to the US dollar on Friday and gilt yields edged higher o...

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Sri Lanka overnight rates fall after rate cut, bonds edge up

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's overnight money market rates eased after the Central Bank cut policy rates Friday, as the rupe...

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Sri Lanka rupee ends lower, bond yields gain

Sri Lanka's rupee closed weaker at 176.40/50 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday and gilt yields edged up, d...

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Sri Lanka overnight CB repo rate close to 6-month Treasuries yield

Sri Lanka's six month Treasury bill yield fell near the overnight repurchase rate at which excess money is withdrawn by ...

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Sri Lanka rupee opens slightly weaker, stocks up

Sri Lanka's rupee opened weaker at 176.40/50 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday, while gilt yields gained a...

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Sri Lanka gets nod to sell US$1.5bn sovereign bond

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of ministers has approved government borrowing of 1.5 billion US dollars throug...

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Sri Lanka 01-yr Treasury Bill yield falls to 8.88-pct

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka's Treasury Bill yields fell for the fifth straight week, with the rate for the 12-month maturity ...

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Sri Lanka rupee opens firmer, bond yields fall

Sri Lanka's rupee opened firmer at 176.10/25 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday and gilt yields were stead...

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