Sri Lanka rupee quoted 191/194 in spot next market

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted wide at 191/194 in mid-morning trade to the US dollar in the spot next market on Wednesday slightly firmer from a day earlier dealer said, while bonds yields were steady.

Rupee last closed at 192.50/194.00 to the US dollar on Tuesday.

Central Bank’s first policy review meeting will be held next week.

In bond markets gilt yields were steady, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.32/40 per cent on Wednesday, slightly up from 5.30/40 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.35/42 per cent on Wednesday, down from 5.37/42 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.20/25 per cent, steady from 6.20/23 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.35/40 per cent on Wednesday, steady from 6.35/45 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.57/63 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.58/60 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted flat at 7.05/15 per cent from the previous day.

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted flat at 7.20/40 per cent from Tuesday’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.60/80 per cent on Wednesday, up from 7.55/75 per cent.
(Colombo/Jan13/2021)

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