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Sri Lanka rupee quoted firmer, gilt yields marginally down

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee quoted at 184.50/60 to the US dollar on Friday while bond yields marginally down, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s markets were closed yesterday due to Poya holiday.

The rupee closed at 184.90/185.00 against the greenback on Wednesday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields traded marginally down in moderate market trade, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.68/75 per cent, down from 5.85/90 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.70/85 per cent on Friday, falling from 5.85/95 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.25/35 per cent, easing from 6.42/48 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.45/55 per cent onFriday, down from 6.70/80 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.77/83 per cent, down from 6.90/7.00 per cent at previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.00/10 per cent, down from 7.10/25 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7.15/22 per cent, down from 7.20/50 per cent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at flat at 7.40/50 per cent from Wednesday’s closing.
(Colombo/OCT02/2020)

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