Sri Lanka rupee, bond yields end stronger

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee was closed stronger at 181.85/90 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday while bond yields gained, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 182.00/182.05 to the greenback on Tuesday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 32.27 billion rupees, up from 18.96 billion rupees at previous days close.

Banks deposited 22.09 billion rupees through central banks excess liquidity window.

Central Bank mopped up 9.50 billion rupees at 7.00 percent through an overnight repo auction.

In the government securities market, bond yields gained in active trade while 2024 maturities remained liquid, dealers said.

Dealers said there was a marginal outflow of foreign sales today.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 closed at 9.75/95 percent on Thursday, climbing from 9.70/85 percent at Wednesday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.09.2023 closed at 9.25/35 percent, up from 9.20/30 percent at its previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 9.48/52 percent on Thursday, gaining from 9.50/55 percent at Wednesday’s close.

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A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at 9.65/70 percent down from 9.70/80 percent at it’s previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 9.80/10.00 percent on Thursday, climbing from 9.75/10.00 percent at yesterday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 closed at 9.80/10.10 percent, gaining from 9.75/10.10 percent from its last close.
(Colombo/Mar05/2020)

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