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Sri Lanka bond yields close flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s bond yields were flat Wednesday on moderate trading, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed around 188.25/45 to the US dollar Tuesday hardly changed form a day earlier after being actively quoted, dealers said.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 136.87 billion rupees.

Banks deposited 136.97 in central bank’s excess liquidity window.

In the secondary government securities market, bond yields were flat in moderate trading with liquidity centered on 2024 maturities, dealers said.

Sri Lanka has sold 35 billion rupees in 2023 and 2028 bonds after offering 50 billion rupees at a bond auction yesterday.

A bond maturing on 10.08.2021 closed at 7.00/7.10 percent unchanged from Tuesday’s close.

A 2-year bond maturing on 01.10.2022 closed flat at 7.75/85.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 8.05/08 Wednesday percent up from 8.02/07 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 8.50/55 percent on Wednesday unchanged it’s last close.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at 8.80/85 percent, also flat from 8.80/90 percent Tuesday.

(Colombo/May13/2020)

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