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Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker, gilt yields stable

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 184.65/80 against the US dollar on Thursday while bond yields were marginally up in active market trade, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 184.35/45 rupees against the greenback on Wednesday.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields marginally up in active trade with high liquidity seen in 2022 maturities, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering up 100 billion rupees worth of bonds in an auction today to be held tomorrow.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed flat 5.45/50 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.47/53 per cent, down from 5.48/53 per cent at yesterday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.00/05 per cent unchanged from previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.30/40 per cent, unchanged from 6.30/40 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.50/53 per cent, marginally falling from 6.48/52 per cent at its previous close on Wednesday.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.80/90 per cent on Thursday, down from 6.85/90 per cent at previous day’s closing.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.20/30 per cent, unchanged from previous day’s closing. (Colombo/ Sep10/2020)