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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields unchanged

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed at 186.30/70 against the US dollar on Tuesday from Monday’s closing while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

Rupee ended on Monday at 184.90/185.10 rupees against the US dollar.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields were flat in active trade with 2022 maturity showing high liquidity, dealers said.

Deal said investors followed a wait and see stance ahead of tomorrow’s weekly bill auction.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 40 billion rupees spilt into 5 billion rupees at a maximum rate of 4.59 per cent maturing in 3-months, 15 billion rupees at 4.71 per cent maturing in 6-months and 20 billion rupees maturing at 4.90 per cent maturing in 12-months.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.55/60 per cent on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.57/65 per cent, down from 5.58/65 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.02/12 per cent on Tuesday, stable from Monday’s closing at 6.05/10 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.35/40 per cent on Tuesday, up from 6.32/40 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.50/55 per cent, flat from the previous close.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 6.95/7.00 per cent from Friday’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.30/38 per cent, up from 7.27/35 per cent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug25/2020)

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