ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 199.90/208 levels to the one-dollar in a forex market on Friday while bond yields marginally eased on short tenors, dealers said.
Market dealers said that intra-day small deals were done at 199.90 levels in the spot market.
Rupee closed on Thursday at 199/208 levels to US dollar.
In the secondary market, bond yields remained dull but buying sentiment on short tenor maturities continued, dealers said.
“The secondary market witnessed continued buying mainly centred on the short to mid tenor maturities although overall market witnessed low volumes and activities,” FirstCapital Market Research said in its daily report.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2022 closed flat at 7.65/75 per cent on Friday from Thursday’s close.
Bonds maturing on 15.11.2023 closed flat t 6.31/35 per cent on Friday from Thursday’s close.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2024 closed at 6.68/75 per cent, steady from 6.68/73 on Thursday.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 7.05/25 per cent on Friday, from Thursday’s close.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 7.30/40 per cent on Friday, steady from 7.30/35 per cent Thursday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at flat at 7.70/90 per cent on Friday from Thursday’s close.