Sri Lanka rupee closes firm, bond yields ease
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer at 184.70/77 percent on Monday in the spot market while bond yields eased, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 185.22/27 against the greenback on Friday.
Liquidity in the overnight money market closed at 182.34 billion rupees up from 170.81 billion rupees on Friday.
Banks deposited 182.34 billion rupees in central bank’s excess liquidity window.
In the secondary markets, bonds yields were marginally down as market become more active towards the end of the day, dealers said.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.85/90 percent on Monday, down from 5.90/95 percent at Friday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.85/95 percent down from 5.93/98 at Friday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.25/33 percent on Monday, easing from Friday’s closing at 6.28/30 percent.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.50/60 percent on Monday, falling from 6.52/60 percent at the previous day’s closing.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.60/70 percent, down from 6.60/70 percent from the previous close.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.00/10 percent, easing from 7.07/14 percent at Friday’s closing.
A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.30/40 percent, flat from the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug10/2020)