Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, gilt yields up
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee is quoted stronger at 184.55/65 to the US dollar in the spot market on Friday while gilt yields marginally edged up after yesterday’s bond auction, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 184.58/60 to the US dollar on Thursday.
In the secondary securities market, bond yields slightly up after the bond auction today, dealers said.
Sri Lanka’s debt office offered 75 billion treasury bonds to be auctioned on November 12. The auction was undersubscribed by 26.25 billion rupees with only 48.75 billion rupees sold.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.65/72 per cent on Thursday, steady from 5.65/72 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5. 65/72 per cent, down from 5.68/78 per cent at Thursday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.27/33 per cent, unchanged from 6.27/30 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.45/60 per cent, steady from 6.45/53 per cent.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.64/70, down from 6.65/70 per cent at yesterday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.00/04 per cent unchanged from 7.00/08 per cent at the previous day’s end
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7. 15/30 per cent, up from 7.10/25 per cent at the previous day’s closing.