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Sri Lanka rupee end weak, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed weak at 184.40/45 against the US dollar on Tuesday while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 184.10/30 rupees against the greenback on Monday.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields were flat, dealers said.

FirstCapital research said that the market witnessed mixed activities on selected maturities but the overall yield curve remained broadly unchanged ahead tomorrow’s weekly bills auction.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 40 billion rupees of treasury bills to be sold at a weekly auction held to be tomorrow.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.50/55 per cent on Tuesday, up from 5.45/50 per cent from Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.50/60 per cent, up from 5.48/58 per cent at its last close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.02/10 per cent on Tuesday, stable from 6.00/05 per cent at previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.35/45 per cent, unchanged from the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.55/60 per cent, flat from 6.55/60 per cent at its previous close on Monday.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.83/95 per cent on Tuesday, down from 6.85/95 per cent at previous day’s closing.

The new bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.00/10 per cent on Tuesday, down from 7.05/08 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.35/40 per cent, up from 7.20/30 per cent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/ Sep15/2020)

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