Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, bond yields stable
Friday April 12, 2019 16:21:00
ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed stronger at 174.55/65 the US dollar in the spot market Friday, while the bond market was quiet with yields stable, market participants said.
The rupee closed at 174.60/75 to the US dollar in the spot market on Friday.
Overnight liquidity short was 16.48 billion rupees, stable from Thursday.
The bond market was quiet with stable yields a day before the traditional new year, dealers said.
Twelve-month bills closed at 9.80/95 percent on Friday, unchanged from Thursday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.03.2022 closed at 10.40/48 percent, stable from 10.40/47 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 closed at 10.65/70 percent, unchanged from yesterday.
A 5-year bond maturing on 15.03.2024 closed at 10.70/78 percent, flat from Thursday.
A bond maturing on 01.06.2026 closed at 10.95/00 percent, down from 10.97/00 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 11.00/05 percent up from 10.98/02 percent.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 11.15/20 percent, easing from 11.17/22 percent. (Colombo/Apr12/2019-SB)