ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted at 193.00/196.00 levels to the US dollar in one-month forwards market on Friday while bonds yields were steady, dealers said.
Sri Lanka’s markets were closed on Thursday for Thai Pongal holidays on Thursday.
Rupee last closed at 193.75/194.75 to the US dollar on Wednesday in the spot next market.
The central bank’s indicative spot rate was 191.0367 on January 15, up from 186.9940 a day earlier/or from the last market day on Wednesday.
The commercial bank average buying rate for dollar telegraphic transfers was 190.330/194.0700 on January 13, up from 188.49/193.65 from on January 12.
Indicative US dollar spot quoted at the moment around 191.0367 rupees.
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 flat at 5.30/35 per cent on Friday, from Wednesday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.33/40 per cent on Friday, down from 5.35/38 per cent at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.15/20 per cent on Friday, down from 6.17/20 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.28/35 per cent, down from 6.30/40 per cent at Wednesday’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.55/60 per cent, up from 6.50/57 per cent at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.05/15 per cent on Friday, steady from 7.05/10 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat at 7.20/40 per cent from Tuesday’s end.
A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted 7.60/70 per cent, up from 7.50/70 per cent at Wednesday’s end