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Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, bond yields stable

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed stronger 181.05/20 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday, while gilt yields were stable, brokers and dealers said.

The rupee closed at 181.20/30 to the greenback on Monday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 27.75 billion rupees, up from 16.24 billion rupees.

Banks deposited 44.95 billion rupees through the central bank window.

Central Bank injected 14.10 billion rupees at 7.52 percent in a reverse repo auction.

In the secondary bond market, yields remained unchanged in dull trading, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 closed at 8.65/90 percent on Tuesday down from 8.70/85 percent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 closed at 9.50/60 percent on Tuesday, stable from Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 9.85/90 percent, marginally up from 9.84/88 percent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at 10.10/18 percent on Tuesday, up from 10.05/15 percent.

An auctioned 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed flat at 10.15/30 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 closed at 10.25/32 percent, down from 10.30/45 percent in the previous close. (Colombo/Dec17/2019)

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