Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer around 194.00/194.50 levels in one-weeks

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer around 194.00/194.50 levels in the one-week forwards market on Wednesday, while bond yields edged up on selling pressure, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in one-week forward market at 196.00/198.00 levels on Wednesday.

The rupee closed wide 194.00/198.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday.

In the secondary market bond yields gained on selling pressure but the market remained inactive, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.55/63 per cent on Thursday, up from 5.50/60 per cent at Wednesday close.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 closed at 5.92/6.02 per cent on Thursday, steady from 5.92/6.00 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 closed at 6.62/70 per cent on Thursday, up from 6.54/60 per cent at Wednesday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.80/95 per cent, up from 6.75/95 per cent a day earlier.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed 7.25/45 per cent, up from 7.15/35 per cent.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 8.05/30 per cent on Thursday, uo from 8.00/8.05 per cent at Wednesday’s end. (Colombo/Feb11/2021)

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