Sri Lanka rupee opens marginally weaker, bonds quiet

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted at 182.25/35 to the US dollars in the spot market in mid-morning trade Thursday, slightly weaker than yesterday’s dealers said while bond markets were quiet with quotes of some maturities widening, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 182.10/25 levels to the US dollar Wednesday, dealers said.

Bonds were actively quoted but trading has not yet picked up dealers said.

The 12-month bill 12-month was quoted at 10.60/70 percent, compared to the auction average of 10.70 percent at yesterday’s auction.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 was quoted at 10.78/82 Thursday up from Wednesdays close of 10.73/80 percent, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2023, was quoted at 11.22/26 percent against yesterday’s close of 11.20/25 percent.

A 6-year bond maturing on 15.03.2025 was quoted at 11.25/40 percent, down from yesterday’s close of 11.37/11.43 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.06.2026 was quoted at 11.40/45 percent, against yesterday’s close 11.40/11.47 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.09.2028 was quoted at 11.45/52 percent, against yesterday’s close of 11.40/50 percent. (Colombo/Jan24/2019)

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