Sri Lanka rupee closes near 182.00, bond yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 181.80/182.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday, while bonds yields were steady, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 181.10/30 against the greenback in the spot market on Monday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 30.30 billion rupees, up from 22.37 billion rupees at Wednesday’s close

In the secondary bond market, gilt yields remained unchanged in an inactive market with dull trading, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 closed at 8.70/80 percent on Thursday, down from 8.88/93 percent from Wednesday’s close.

A bond maturing 15.07.2023 closed flat at 9.85/90 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 10.25/30 percent slightly down from Wednesday, 10.26/30 percent.

A 15-year bond maturing on 15.09.2034 closed at 10.80/85 percent, down from 10.87/90. (Colombo/Sep26/2019)

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