Sri Lanka rupee flat, bond marginally lower

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee closed flat at 179.50/60 to the US dollar in the spot market Thursday around the same levels as a day earlier while bond yields fell slightly, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 179.50/60 to the US dollar Thursday almost unchanged from Wednesday’s 179.50/60 to the dollar.
Twelve-month bills were quoted at 10.70/80 percent Thursday, unchanged from Wednesday.

Longer term bond yields eased marginally, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2021 was closed at 10.92/97 Thursday, down from 10.97/03 percent, a day earlier.
A bond maturing on 15.12.2023 closed at 11.12/18 Thursday, down from 11.15/22 percent a day earlier.
A 7-year bond maturing 01.08.2026 closed at 11.32/35 percent, down from 11.34/36 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2027, closed flat at 11.37/45 percent.
A bond maturing on 01.09.2028 closed at 11.42/50 percent Thursday, down from 11.46/52 percent on Wednesday. (Colombo/Feb21/2019-SB)

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