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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields eased

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee ended weaker at 176.50/60 against the US dollar on Thursday while bonds yields eased, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 176.30/35 the greenback on Wednesday.
 
Liquidity in the overnight money market was 38.09 billion rupees, down from 42.54 billion previous day.
 
In the secondary bond market, yields eased in active trading, dealers said.
  
A bond maturing on 15.10.2021 closed at 8.65/70 percent on Thursday, down from 8.72/74 percent at Wednesday’s close.
 
A bond maturing on 15.03.2023 closed at 9.28/32 percent, easing from 9.38/40 percent.
 
A bond maturing on 05.06.2024 closed at 9.73/76 percent, falling from 9.75/78 percent.
 
A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 9.85/90 percent, steady from 9.85/92 percent.
 
A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed flat at 9.90/95 percent.
 
A 10-year bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 9.98/10.03 percent, stable from 9.98/10.02 percent.
(COLOMBO, 01 August 2019)

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