ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka rupee closed steady at 176.75/85 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market Monday while bond yields ended unchanged, dealers said.
The rupee closed on Friday at 176.75/90 against the greenback.
Overnight liquidity in money markets fell to 13.17 billion rupees from 25.73 billion rupees on Friday.
There were no overnight repo auctions. A 7 billion rupee 8-day term repo auction at a weighted average yield of 7.9 percent will be settled on Tuesday.
In the secondary bond market, gilt yields ended holding the same level, dealers said.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2021 closed at 9.75/78 percent, easing from 9.77/80 percent at Friday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.03.2023 closed at 10.15/20 percent, steady from 10.15/19 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.03.2024 ended at 10.25/35 percent, stable from 10.25/33 percent at theprevious close.
A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 10.50/60 percent, gaining from 10.48/53 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 10.58/55 percent, up from 10.52/57 percent.
A 10-year bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 10.60/70 percent, easing from 10.65/70 percent. (COLOMBO, 17 June 2019)