Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker around 194.00/196.00 levels to the US dollar
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted weaker around 194.00/196.00 levels to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.
The rupee last closed in one-week forward market at 194.50/195.50 levels on Friday.
In the secondary market bond yields remained unchanged on dull market trade, dealers said.
Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 38 billion rupees bills in a weekly bills auction to be held on February 17. The 38 billion rupees bills will be split into 5 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 8-billion rupees maturing in 6-months and 25-billion rupees maturing in 12-months.
A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.60/70 per cent on Monday, steady from 5.60/65 per cent at Friday’s close.
A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 was quoted at 5.95/6.05 per cent on Monday, steady from 5.95/6.00 per cent on Friday.
A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.60/70 per cent, stable from 6.60/65 per cent from the previous day’s close.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted indicative at 6.85/7.00 per cent on Monday, steady from 6.80/7.00 per cent.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.30/50 per cent on Monday up from 7.25/40 per cent.
A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 8.00/20 per cent on Monday, up from 7.80/10 per cent at Friday’s end. (Colombo/Feb15/2021)