Sri Lanka rupee quoted firmer in one-month forwards, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted firmer around 189.50/191.50 to the US dollar in the one month market on Wednesday, while bond yields were flat, dealers said.

Sri Lanka rupee last closed at 192/192.50 levels on Tuesday.

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

Sri Lanka’s debt office is also offering 40 billion rupees Treasury bills to be sold in an auction held today.
40 billion rupees is offered spilt in to 10 billion rupees maturing in 3-months at 4.71 per cent maximum yield rate, 5 billion rupees maturing in 6-months is offered at 4.80 per cent whilst 25 billion rupees maturing in 12-months is offered at 5.05 per cent.

The auction settlement date is on January 08 2021.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.57/63 per cent on Wednesday, down from 5.60/54 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.65/70 per cent, flat from the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted unchanged at 6.35/40 per cent on Wednesday, from Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.50/60 per cent on Wednesday, unchanged.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted flat at 6.65/75 per cent from the previous day’s end.





A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.15/20 per cent on Wednesday, up from 7.07/17 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7.23/30 per cent on Wednesday, up from 7.15/25 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.75/85 per cent on Wednesday, up from 7.65/85 per cent. (Colombo/Jan05/2021)

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