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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields gain

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 181.30/40 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields were up marginally, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 181.25/35 to the greenback on Friday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 37.89 billion rupees, up from 29.49 billion rupees.

Central Bank injected 2.55 billion rupees at 7.50 percent in an overnight reverse repo auction.

Banks deposited 40.44 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 8.65/90 percent on Monday, up from 8.60/70 percent Friday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 closed at 9.30/40 percent, gaining from 9.25/40 percent at the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 9.62/67 percent, gaining from 9.55/65 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed at 9.80/87 percent, up from 9.75/82 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 9.95/15 percent, steady from 9.95/10.00 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 closed at 10.05/10.25 percent, stable from 10.05/20 percent. (Colombo/Jan06/2020)

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