Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields marginally down
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed strong at 184.50/60 to the US dollar on Friday while bond yields marginally down, dealers said.
Sri Lanka’s markets were closed yesterday due to Poya holiday.
The rupee closed at 184.90/185.00 against the greenback on Wednesday.
In the secondary securities market, bond yields traded marginally down in moderate market trade, dealers said.
FirstCapital Research said during the early hours of trading buying interest was witnessed across the board whilst the overall market witnessed moderate volumes.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.70/80 per cent, down from 5.85/90 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.75/95 per cent on Friday, falling from 5.85/95 per cent at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.25/40 per cent, easing from 6.42/48 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.50/58 per cent on Friday, down from 6.70/80 per cent.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.85/95 per cent, down from 6.90/7.00 per cent at previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.05/15 per cent, down from 7.10/25 per cent.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.15/35 per cent, down from 7.20/50 per cent.
A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.35/70 per cent, down from 7.40/50 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.