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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 184.75/80 to the US dollar in the spot market on Friday while gilt yields end flat on dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.58/60 to the US dollar on Thursday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

“The secondary bond market ended the week on a dull note while recording ultra-thin activities and volumes as market participants adopted a wait and see approach amidst the uncertainty and ahead of the upcoming budget in the next week,” FirstCapital Market Research said in its daily report.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.70/80 per cent on Friday, up from 5.65/72 per cent at Thursday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.75/85 per cent, up from 5.68/78 per cent at Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.28/35 per cent, steady from 6.27/30 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.45/55 per cent, steady from 6.45/53 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed flat at 6.65/70 per cent from yesterday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.02/10 per cent up from 7.00/08 per cent at the previous day’s end

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.15/25 per cent, up from 7.10/25 per cent at the previous day’s closing.
(Colombo/Nov13/2020)

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