Sri Lanka bond yields edge down, rupee marginally weaker

ECNOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s bond yields were lower Friday, and the rupee was slightly weaker in forex markets, dealers said.

The spot US dollar was quoted at around 171.55/75 to the US dollar in by mid-day, slightly lower from 171.30/50 levels a day earlier.

A 3-year 2021 bond was quoted around 10.75/80 Friday, up from Thursday’s closing of 10.90/11.00 percent, dealers said.

A 5 year bond maturing in 2023 was quoted at 11.38/42 percent, down from 11.48/52 percent levels a day earlier.

Stock were down 0.12 percent by 12.45 hours Friday with the Colombo All Share Index at 5,771.6 points. (Colombo/Oct19/2018)

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