ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed 184.30/40 to the US dollar on Tuesday marginally weaker from a day earlier while bonds yields were largely unchanged, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 184.33/38against the greenback on Monday.
In the secondary securities market, bond yields were steady while the overall market was dull, dealers said.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.55/60 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 5.52/62 per cent at Monday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.55/65 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 5.55/65 per cent at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.10/15 per cent, steady from 6.07/6.15 per cent at the previous closing.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.35/45 per cent,up from 6.33/40 percent at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.60/65 per cent on Tuesdayup from 6.58/62 at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.87/90 per cent on Tuesday, down from 6.85/95 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.08/10 per cent on Tuesday down from 7.07/15 at previous day’s end.
A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.35/45 per cent, unchanged from 7.35/45 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/October 27/2020)