Sri Lanka rupee ends marginally weaker, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed marginally weaker at 185.80/186.00 to the US dollar on Thursday in the spot market while yields remained unchanged in dull market trade ahead of tomorrow’s bond auction, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 185.70/186.00 to the US dollar on Wednesday against the US dollar.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained unchanged in dull market trade despite the bills auction, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 100 billion rupees in Treasury Bonds auction to be held on Friday.

“The secondary market yield curve remained steady whilst overall market witnessed ultra thin volumes. Limited activity was seen on 15.12.22 trading at 5.70 per cent and 01.07.28 traded at 7.25 per cent,” FirstCapital Market Research in its daily market report.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.67/73 per cent on Thursday, steady from 5.67/72 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed 5.70/77 per cent on Thursday, steady from 5.70/75 per cent at Wednesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.37/47 per cent, down from 6.40/45 per cent at yesterday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 6.50/60 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.65/75 per cent from the previous day’s end.





A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.08/18 per cent on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat at 7.23/27 per cent on Thursday, up from 7.20/30 per cent at Wednesady’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed flat at 7.55/75 per cent since Tuesday’s closing. (Colombo/December 10/2020)

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