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Monday May 10th, 2021
Bonds & Forex

Sri Lanka rupee ends stronger, gilt yields edge up

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed stronger at 181.25/35 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields were up marginally, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 181.30/40 to the greenback on Monday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 39.55 billion rupees, up from 37.89 billion rupees.

Banks deposited 39.55 billion rupees at the Central Bank’s excess liquidity window.

In the secondary bond market, yields gained marginally in moderate trade, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 closed at 8.75/95 percent on Tuesday, up from 8.65/90 percent Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 closed at 9.30/40 percent, unchanged from the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 9.67/72 percent, gaining from 9.62/67 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed flat at 9.80/87 percent from Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 10.10/25 percent, advancing from 9.95/15 percent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 closed at 10.10/25 percent, gaining from 10.05/10.25 percent.

(Colombo/Jan07/2020)

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