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Sri Lanka rupee firmer at open, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted firmer at 184.40/50 percent on Tuesday in the spot market while bond yields were flat at open, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.70/77 against the greenback on Monday.

In the secondary markets, bonds yields were flat in dull trade, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.85/90 percent on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.90/95 percent upfrom 5.85/95 at Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.28/33 percent on Tuesday, up from Monday’s closing at 6.25/33 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.50/60 percent on Tuesday, unchanged from 6.50/60 percent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.60/70 percent, also unchanged from 6.60/70 percent from the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.02/08 percent, unchanged from 7.00/10 percent at Monday’s closing.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.30/40 percent, flat from the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug11/2020)

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