Sri Lanka rupee, gilt yields quoted steady

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka rupee quoted steady at 184.60/80 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday while gilt yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.60/70 to the US dollar on Wednesday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields up in dull market trade on selling pressure, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.77/85 per cent on Thursday, slightly up from 5.78/88 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.80/95 per cent, down from 5.83/93 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.35/40 per cent, down from 6.38/40 per cent at Wednesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.45/55 per cent, up from 6.40/55 per cent at Wednesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.65/75 per cent, down from 6.70/75 per cent at yesterday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.05/10 per cent on Thursday, marginally up from 7.04/10 per cent at Wednesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2028 was quoted at 7.15/25 per cent, down from 7.17/25 per cent at the previous day’s end.
(Colombo/Nov19/2020)

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