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Sri Lanka rupee firmer, bond yields flat at open

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was stronger at 185.70/80 to US dollar in the spot market on Friday while bond yields were flat in dull trading, dealers said.

Rupee closed at 185.72/80 to the greenback on Thursday.

In the secondary government securities market, gilt yields were unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.53/60 percent on Friday, unchanged from 5.52/58 percent at Thursday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.55/65 percent unchanged from 5.55/63 percent at Thursday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.10/15 percent down from yesterday’s closing at 6.15/23 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.38/45 percent on Friday, unchanged from 6.38/48 percent at yesterday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.52/58 percent, down from yesterday’s closing at 6.57/60 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 was quoted at 6.65/80 percent, unchanged from 6.65/80 percent at Thursday’s end. (Colombo/July24/2020)

 

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