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Sri Lanka rupee opens strong, bond yields stable

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted stronger at 185.15/30 against the US dollar on Friday while bond yields were flat, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 185.20/30 to the greenback on Thursday.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields were stable, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.62/70 per cent on Friday, stable from 5.62/67 per cent at Thursday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.63/70 per cent on Friday, down from 5.65/70 per cent at its last close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.12/18 per cent on Friday, down from 6.14/18 per cent at previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.43/50 per cent, edging up from 6.40/50 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.62/68 per cent, down from 6.63/67 per cent at its previous close on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.90/7.00 per cent, unchanged from the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at  7.05/15 per cent, steady from 7.05/20 per cent at Thursday’s closing.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.25/40 per cent, stable from 7.25/40 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

(Colombo/ Sep25/2020)