Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 193.50/194.00 to greenback

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka rupee was quoted around193.50/194.00 levels in the spot market on Friday, while bond yields edged up on higher sales, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in one-week forward market at 194.00/194.50 levels on Thursday.

In the secondary market bond yields gained on selling pressure, but there was low levels of activity market remained inactive, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.60/65 per cent on Friday, up from 5.55/63per cent at Thursday close.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 was quoted at 5.95/6.00 per cent on Thursday, steady from 5.92/6.02per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.62/70 per cent on Thursday, unchanged from previous close.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.80/7.00 per cent, up from 6.80/95per cent a day earlier.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted flat at 7.25/45 per cent.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 8.00/15 per cent on Friday, down from 8.05/30per cent at Friday’s end. (Colombo/Feb12/2021)

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