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Sri Lanka rupee quoted steady at 199.50/200 to the one week US dollar

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted steady at 199.50/200 to the one week US dollar on Friday while yields remained unchanged in dull market, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in the one-week forward market at 199.50/200.50 to the US dollar on Thursday.

In the secondary market bond yields are flat in dull market trade, dealers said.

Dealers said the market is waiting for the 60 billion bond auction to be held on March 29.

The debt office is selling 60 billion rupees split into 25 billion rupees bonds maturing on 15.11.2023, 20 billion rupees maturing on 15.01.2026 and 15 billion bonds maturing on 01.05.2028.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted steady at 5.80/87 per cent on Friday, from 5.80/85 per cent on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 15.11.2023 was quoted at 6.25/32 per cent on Friday, steady from 6.25/35 per cent on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.62/70 per cent, up from 6.60/65 per cent on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.80/95 per cent, up 6.75/90 per cent, steady from 6.75/95 per cent.

A bond maturing on 15.02.2026 was quoted flat at 7.05/15 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.45/60 per cent on Friday, narrower from 7.45/55 per cent on the previous day.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2029 was quoted at 7.90/20 per cent on Friday, down from 7.98/10 per cent on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 8.00/30 per cent, narrower from 8.00/25 per cent on Thursday. (Colombo/March26/2021)

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