Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, gilt yields down

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed at around 186.60/85 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday while yields marginally down in active market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 186.30/60 to the US dollar on Friday in the spot next market.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields were marginally down in active market trade, dealers said.

“The secondary bond market witnessed continuous buying interest mainly centred on the shorter end of the yield curve while recording moderate volumes during the day,” FirstCapital Market Research said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.65/75 per cent on Monday, down from 5.70/77 per cent at Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.70/75 per cent on Monday, slipping from 5.75/80 at Friday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.37/44 per cent on Monday, falling from 6.42/48 at Fridayclosing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.50/60 per cent, down from 6.55/65 per cent at Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.65/73 per cent, down from 6.70/78 percent at Friday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.05/15 per cent on Monday, down from 7.10/20 at Friday’s end.

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.20/25 per cent, down from 7.25/35 at Friday’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.55/75 percent on Monday down from 7.60/80 at Friday’s closing. (Colombo/December07/2020)

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