Sri Lanka rupee quoted steady in spot-next, gilt yields flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted steady at 186.50/60 to the US dollar in the spot next on Thursday while gilt yields remained flat in the overall market, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 186.50/80 in the spot next to the US dollar on Wednesday.

The rupee has not been quoted in the spot market from last week.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained flat in moderate market activity.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.73/78 per cent on Thursday, flat from 5.73/79 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.80/87 per cent, steady from 5.80/85 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.42/48 per cent, down from 6.45/50 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was last closed at 6.55/70 per cent on Wednesday but it was not quoted yet on Thursday.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was not quoted yet on Thursday but last closed at 6.73/83 per cent on Wednesday.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.10/20 per cent at yesterday’s end.

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A bond maturing on 15.07.2028 closed flat at 7.25/40 per cent at Wednesday’s closing.
(Colombo/Dec03/2020)

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