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Sri Lanka rupee quoted steady at 196.75/197.00 in the one-week forwards market

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted steady at 196.75/197.00 levels to the US dollar in the one-week forwards market on Monday while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in the one- week forward market at 196.60/197.00 to the dollar on Friday.

In the secondary market bond yields remained unchanged while the overall market witnessed dull activity, dealers said.

Dealers said the market is dull ahead of the auctions.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is selling bills and bonds in back-to-back auctions.

The debt office is selling 45 billion rupees bills in a weekly auction to be held tomorrow and on Wednesday another 65 billion rupees is to be sold in bonds auction.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.70/78 per cent on Monday, down from 5.73/78 per cent at Friday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.11.2023 was quoted at 6.20/30 per cent on Monday, down from 6.23/28 per cent at Friday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.65/75 per cent on Monday, up from 6.62/70 per cent at Friday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.75/90 per cent, up from 6.72/82 per cent at Friday’s end.

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A bond maturing on 15.02.2026 was quoted flat at 7.05/15 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.40/50 per cent, down from 7.45/48 per cent at the previous day’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted 8.10/50 per cent on Monday, down from 7.90/8.15 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/March 08/2021)

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