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Sri Lanka rupee opens weaker, bond yields marginally up

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted weaker at 184.45/70 against the US dollar on Monday while bond yields were marginally up in moderate market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.40/65 to the greenback on Friday.

In the secondary government securities markets, bond yields marginally up in moderate trade with high liquidity seen in 2027 maturities, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.50/55 percent on Monday, up from 5.42/50 percent at Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.50/60 percent, up from 5.48/55 percent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.00/10 percent on Monday, down from Friday’s closing at 6.01/05 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.35/40 percent on Monday, up from 6.33/37 percent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.48/55 percent, up from 6.45/50 percent at the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.95/7.00 percent, up from 6.92/95 percent at Friday’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.28/35 percent, unchanged from 7.28/35 percent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug24/2020)

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