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Sri Lanka bond yields up

ECONOMYNET- Sri Lanka bond yields eased with trading picking up in a moderately active market towards market close, dealers said.

In the spot market the rupee was quoted around 187.25/188.75 to the from Monday’s close of 187.50/188.50 levels, dealers said.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 127.52 billion rupees, up from 103.31 billion rupees on Monday.

Banks deposited 134.04 billion rupees in central bank’s excess liquidity window on Tuesday.

The one month SLI-BOR rate was 6.40 while Sri Lanka’s call money rate as

In the secondary government securities market, bond yields eased in moderate trading, dealers said.

Dealers said that there was high liquidity in 2024 maturities.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 30 billion rupees of Treasury bills split into 8 billion rupees in 3-months, 6 billion in 6-moths bills and 16 billion in 12-months bills in an auction tomorrow.

A bond maturing on 10.08.2021 closed at 7.05/25 percent on Tuesday, down from yesterday’s closing at 7.10/20 percent.

A 2-year bond maturing on 01.10.2022 closed at 7.80/90 percent unchanged from 7.80/88 percent.

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A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 8.02/10 percent Tuesday easing from 8.05/13 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 8.55/62 percent on Tuesday, declining from 8.62/68 percent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at 8.85/93 percent, down from 8.88/96 percent Monday.

(Colombo/May19/2020)

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