Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 193/195 levels in spot market

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s quoted around 193/195 levels in the spot market on Friday, while bond yields were steady, dealers said.

The rupee closed around 193/194 to the US dollar on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka’s markets were closed on Thursday for National Independence day holiday.

The central bank’s indicative spot rate was 194.0008 on February 03, down from 192.5656 on February 02, while the buying rate for Telegraphic transfers was 190.4000 and the sell rate is 195.5000 on Wednesday morning.

In bond markets, gilt yields were steady in dull market trade, dealers said. Long tenor maturities were seen edging higher.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 quoted at 5.40/50 per cent on Friday, down from 5.42/48 per cent at Wednesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 was quoted at 5.85/95 per cent on Friday, up from 5.80/90 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.42/50 per cent, down from 6.43/47 per cent a day earlier.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.55/70 per cent on Friday, steady from 6.55/65 per cent at the last close.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.75/85 per cent on Friday, up from 6.70/85 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.15/25 per cent on Friday, up from 7.10/20 per cent at the previous day’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.65/85 per cent on Friday, up from 7.55/75 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/Feb05/2021)

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