Sri Lanka rupee ends marginally strong, gilt yields steady

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed slightly stronger at 184.30/40 to the US dollar on Tuesday while bonds were steady in dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.50/60 against the greenback on Monday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields were steady while the overall the market was dull, dealers said.

“Treasury yields remained broadly unchanged during the day as investors remained on edge about the uncertainty while seeking a direction,” FirstCapital Research said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.58/62 per cent on Tuesday, slighty up from 5.57/60 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.85/95 per cent on Tuesday, up from 5.62/68 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.18/20 per cent, slightly up from 6.16/18 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.32/40 per cent, down from 6.35/45 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.57/62 per cent, up from 6.55/64 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.92/95 per cent, up from 6.85/95 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.08/15 per cent, down from 7.10/17 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted 7.30/60 per cent, down 7.40/50 per cent at previous day’s closing. (Colombo/November03/2020)

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