Sri Lanka rupee quoted firmer, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee quoted firmer at 185.50/186.50 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields remained flat, dealers said.

The markets were closed on Friday for the Christmas holidays.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.70/75 per cent on Monday, unchanged from last Thursday’s ending.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted flat at 5.73/80 per cent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted flat at 6.42/47 per cent on Wednesday from yesterday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.50/60 per cent, steady from 6.50/65 per cent at Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted flat at 6.75/85 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted flat at 7.15/20 per cent on Monday, steady from 7.15/25 per cent at Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted flat at 7.23/30 per cent, unchanged from the previous day’s end.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted unchanged at 7.75/90 per cent from Thursday’s closing. (Colombo/Dec28/2020)

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