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Sri Lanka bond yields steady

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s bond markets were quiet with yields on most tenors unchanged from a day earlier, and the one week US dollar was marginally weaker, with no trading on the spot market, dealers said.

Stocks were up 0.2 percent in late morning trade in thin turnover.

Market participants were also waiting to gauge the monetary policy direction after the appointement of a new Central Bank Governor, respected economist Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

The one week US dollar was quoted at 147.25/40 to the US dollar after starting at 147.00/20 levels. The one week closed at 146.90/147.20 yesterday.

A selection of bond yields are given below:-

2-year bonds (15.10.2018) quoted at   11.30/40 from 11.25/35 percent on Monday.

3-year bond (01.05.2019) quoted at 11.60/70 from 11.60/75 percent Monday

5-year bonds (01.03.2021) quoted at 11.85/12.00 from 11.85/95 percent

7-year bonds (01.10.2022) quoted at 12.05/25 from 12.10/25 percent

8-year bonds (01.01.2024) quoted at 12.55/65 from 12.60/65 percent





10-year bonds (01.06.2026) quoted at 12.75/80 from 12.80/85 percent

14-year bond (15.05.2030) quoted at 12.75/13.00 from 12.80/13.00 percent Monday. (Colombo/July05/2016)

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