Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, gilt yields ease

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted stronger at 180.30/180.50 to the US dollar, while gilt yields eased, dealers said.

In the secondary market, gilt yields were marginally down in moderate trade, with some state banks seen on the buying side, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 was quoted at 8.65/85 percent on Thursday, up from 8.60/80 percent from the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.07.2023 was quoted at 9.20/30 percent, gaining from 9.13/23 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 9.60/65 percent, gaining from 9.48/54 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 was quoted at 9.88/93 percent, gaining from 9.80/85.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 was quoted at 10.20/40 percent, unchanged from the previous close.

(Colombo/Nov28/2019)

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