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Sunday July 25th, 2021
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Sri Lanka gilt yields marginally down at close

ECONOMYNEXT –Sri Lanka’s bond yields slightly eased on Wednesday, while the rupee remained inactive in the forex market, dealers said.

Sri Lanka forex dealers have been barred from quoting above 200 to the US dollar.

Banks were offering dollars’ telegraphic transfers at 197.9223/202.8977 on Tuesday from 198.1303/202.8896 levels on Wednesday, up from 198.0303/202.8896.

In the swap market, one year forwards are quoted at discounts with domestic dollar yields overtaking the rupee rates kept down by money printing.

In the secondary market, bond yields remained steady, dealers said.

Bonds maturing on 15/12/2022 closed at 6.67/70 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.68/75 per cent on Tuesday.

Bonds maturing on 15.11.2023 closed at 6.23/26 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.22/27 per cent on Tuesday.

Bonds maturing on 01.12.2024 closed at 6.65/70 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.67/72 per cent on Tuesday.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 6.90/7.00 per cent on Wednesday from Tuesday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2026 closed flat at 7.28/35 per cent on Wednesday from Tuesday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.50/70 per cent on Wednesday from Tuesday’s close.(Colombo/June23/2021)

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