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Monday May 10th, 2021
Bonds & Forex

Sri Lanka rupee opens steady, stocks fall

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted steady at 181.25/45 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields opened flat and stocks fell 0.10 percent, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 181.25/35 to the greenback on Friday.

In the equities market, Colombo’s All Share Price Index fell 6.03 points to 6,105.25 and the S&P SL20 Index of most liquid stocks gained 0.02 percent or 0.50 points to 2,929.00, in the first-half hour of trade.

Market turnover was 76.1 million rupees with 15 stocks gaining and 35 falling.

Brown & Company was down 3.70 rupees to 82.00 rupees a share, Access Engineering fell 60 cents to 21.00 rupees a share and Sampath Bank was down 2.40 rupees to 159.00 rupees a share, contributing to ASPI’s fall.

In the secondary bond market, yields were unchanged, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 was quoted flat at 8.60/70 percent on Monday, from Friday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 was quoted at 9.20/30 percent, falling from 9.25/40 percent at the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted flat at 9.55/65 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 was quoted at 9.75/82 percent unchanged from Friday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 10.10/20 percent, gaining from 9.95/10.00 percent Friday.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 was quoted at 10.10/10.25 percent, gaining from 10.05/20 percent.

(Colombo/Jan06/2020)

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