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Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker at 196.20/197.00 levels in one-week forwards

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted weaker at 196.20/197.00 levels to the US dollar in the one-week forwards market on Tuesday while bond yields were steady, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in the spot market at 195.50/196.00 to the dollar on Monday.

the rupee has fallen from 186.40 in December 2020 to 194.40 to the US dollar in January 2021.

In the secondary market bond yields were steady while the market remained dull, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.75/82 per cent on Tuesday, down from 5.80/87 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.11.2023 was quoted at 6.30/45 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 6.30/38 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.78/85 per cent on Tuesday, up from 6.75/85 per cent Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted flat at 6.90/7.10 per cent on Tuesday.

A bond maturing on 15.02.2026 was quoted at 7.15/30 per cent, up from 7.10/25 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.30/50 per cent on Tuesday, down from 7.35/50 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted flat at 8.10/50 per cent. (Colombo/Mar02/2021)

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