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Sri Lanka rupee ends firm, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed stronger at 184.10/30 against the US dollar on Monday while bond yields remained unchanged after last Friday’s bond auction, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 184.45/55 rupees against the greenback on Friday.

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

FirstCapital Market research daily report said that the market participants adopted a wait and watch stance following the bond auction held on last Friday.

Meanwhile, CBSL issued the bond auction calendar for the remainder of the year, with a total of 250 billion rupees to be raised from bond auctions which will be held on 13th October, 12th November and 11th December. “After All, overall market concluded the day with ultra-thin volumes”.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.45/50 per cent on Monday unchanged from Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.48/55 per cent, down from 5.50/53 per cent at last week’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.00/05 per cent on Monday, stable from 6.00/07 per cent at previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.35/42 per cent, up from 6.30/40 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.55/60 per cent, up from 6.50/58 per cent at its previous close on Friday.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.85/95 per cent on Monday, up from 6.80/90 per cent at previous day’s closing.

The new bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.05/08 per cent on Monday, steady from 7.00/7.10 per cent at Friday’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.20/30 per cent, down from 7.22/23 per cent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/ Sep14/2020)

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