Sri Lanka rupee ends steady, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed steady at 186.50/70 to the US dollar on Tuesday in the spot market while yields remained unchanged in moderate market trade ahead Wednesday’s Treasury bills auction, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 186.60/85 to the US dollar on Monday against the US dollar.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained unchanged in moderate market trade, dealers said.

The market witnessed a slight buying pressure yesterday, after weeks of stand-still.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 40 billion rupees worth Treasury bills to be auctioned tomorrow.

The bills will be split in to 8.5 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 12.5 billion rupees maturing in 6-months and 19 billion rupees maturing in 12-months.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 6.65/72 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 5.65/75 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed flat 5.70/75 per cent on Tuesday from Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed flat at 6.37/44 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

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

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A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 remained unchanged at 6.65/73 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.05/15 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat at 7.20/25 per cent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed flat at 7.55/75 per cent from Monday’s closing. (Colombo/December 08/2020)

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