Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker in spot next, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 189.50/190.50 to the US dollar on Tuesday in the spot-next market while gilt yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee was quoted at 188.80/10 to the US dollar on Monday against the US dollar.

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

The secondary market yield curve remained broadly steady while overall market witnessed ultra-thin volumes. On the short end of the curve 15.12.22 traded at 5.74 per cent and 15.07.23 traded at 6.00 per cent. At the primarily T-bill auction held today, 3-month and 6-month bills were accepted at weighted averages of 4.67 per cent and 4.78 per cent respectively. The market favourite 1-Yr T-bill was accepted at 5.03 per cent, FirstCapital Market Research said..

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed flat at 5.67/75 per cent on Tuesday, from Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed unchanged at 5.73/78 per cent Tuesday, from on Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.42/47 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 6.42/45 per cent at yesterday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 6.50/60 per cent from yesterday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.75/85 per cent, up from 6.73/83 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.15/20 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat at 7.23/30 per cent, unchanged from the previous day’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed unchanged at 7.75/90 per cent from Monday’s closing. (Colombo/Dec22/2020)

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