ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 199/208 to the one-dollar in a forex market on Thursday while bond yields marginally eased on short tenors, dealers said.
Rupee closed on Wednesday at 199.75 levels to US dollar.
In the secondary market, bond yields on the short end of the curve marginally down, dealers said.
“In the secondary bond market, yield curve shifted downwards amidst the continued buying interest witnessed mainly in the short to mid tenor maturities while recording moderate volumes during the day,” FirstCapital Market Research said in its daily report.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 7.65/75 per cent on Thursday, down from 5.70/75 per cent on Wednesday’s close.
Bonds maturing on 15.11.2023 closed at 6.31/35 per cent on Thursday, down from 6.35/42 per cent on Wednesday.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2024 closed at 6.68/73 per cent on Thursday, down from 6.70/85 per cent on Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 7.05/25 per cent on Thursday, down from 6.90/7.20 per cent on Wednesday’s close.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 7.30/35 per cent Thursday, down from 7.35/45 per cent on Wednesday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at flat at 7.70/90 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday’s close.