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Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields unchanged

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed stronger at 185.90/186.00 against the US dollar on Monday while bond yields remain unchanged, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 186.45/65 rupees against the greenback on Friday.

Sri Lanka’s markets remained dull ahead tomorrow’s Poya holiday.

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

Dealers said that not much liquidity was seen in any of the maturities as the market was sluggish with few bids seen for short tenures.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.50/55 per cent on Monday, down from 5.53/58 per cent at Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.57/62 percent, down from 5.58/65 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.08/13 percent, down from 6.10/15 per cent at Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.35/42 percent, unchanged from 6.35/45 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.48/55 per cent down from 6.52/58 from the previous close.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.88/95 percent, falling from 6.90/93 per cent on last week’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.27/33 per cent, up from 7.25/30 per cent on the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug31/2020)

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