Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, gilt yields steady

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 184.45/60 to the US dollar on Tuesday while bond yields steady in the overall market, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.30/40 against the greenback on Monday.

In the money market, overnight liquidity 207.92 billion rupees on Tuesday, up from 175.68 billion rupees at Monday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields steady while the overall the market witnessed mixed activity, dealers said.

Ahead of tomorrow’s 40 billion rupees treasury bill auction the overall yield curve remained broadly unchanged whilst overall market witnessed moderate volumes, FirstCapital said in its daily market report.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.55/60 per cent on Tuesday, up from 5.52/57 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.55/68 per cent, up from 5.53/60 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.02/07 per cent, steady from 6.02/08 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.30/35 per cent, up from 6.28/33 per cent from its last closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.53/56 per cent, up from 6.50/55 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 remained unchanged at 6.82/88 per cent on Tuesday from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat on Tuesday at 7.05/10 per cent fromthe previous day’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.35/40 per cent, up from 7.30/40 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/Oct20/2020)

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