ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer at 186.10/40 to the US dollar in the spot next market on Thursday while gilt yields remained steady in the overall market, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 186.50/80 in the spot next to the US dollar on Wednesday.
The rupee has not been quoted in the spot market from last week.
In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained steady in moderate market activity.
“The secondary bond market witnessed limited activities and thin volumes while the yield curve remained broadly unchanged,” FirstCapital Market Research said.
“Gilt yields flat as investors remain grim.”
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.77/82 per cent on Thursday, up from 5.73/79 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.82/88 per cent, up from 5.80/85 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.45/52 per cent, flat from 6.45/50 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 6.55/70 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.75/80 per cent on Thursday, up from 6.73/83 per cent at Wednesday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.10/20 per cent from yesterday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.07.2028 closed flat at 7.25/40 per cent from Wednesday’s closing.