ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted steady at 192.00/194.00 in the spot next market against the US dollar on Tuesday, while bond yields eased slightly on continued buying pressure after Monday’s bond auction.
Rupee last closed at 192.00/193.00 to the US dollar on Monday.
In bond markets gilt yields were down marginally in buying sentiment, dealers said.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.47/52 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 5.47/50 per cent at Monday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.50/55 per cent on Tuesday, down from 5.48/53 per cent at last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.25/30 per cent on Tuesday, marginally down from 6.26/30 down from 6.30/35 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.50/55 per cent on Tuesday, up from 6.45/53 per cent at Monday’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.60/67 per cent, steady from 6.60/65 at the last closing.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.10/20 per cent on Tuesday, up from 7.02/12 per cent.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7.20/40 per cent on Tuesday, up from 7.15/30 per cent.
A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.60/80 per cent, down from 7.65/85 per cent Monday.