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Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, bond yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted stronger at 185.45/65 against the US dollar on Wednesday while bond yields remain unchanged, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 185.90/186.00 rupees against the greenback on Monday after the markets closed for Poya religious holiday on Tuesday.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields were flat in dull trade, dealers said.

Dealers said that not much liquidity was seen in any of the maturities as the market was sluggish ahead of the bill auction.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.50/57 per cent on Wednesday, unchanged from 5.50/55 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.55/63 percent, down from 5.57/62 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.05/15 percent, down from 6.08/13 per cent at Monday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.35/40 percent, unchanged from 6.35/42 per cent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.50/55 per cent, up from 6.48/55 from the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.87/90 percent, up from 6.88/95 per cent on Monday’s closing.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.22/35 per cent, down from 7.27/33 per cent on the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Sep02/2020)