Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker, bond yields unchanged

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ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted 182.05/10 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday while bond yields remained unchanged and stocks opened 0.08 percent higher, dealers said.

The rupee ended at 181.85/95 to the greenback on Friday.

In equities, Colombo’s All Share Price Index gained 4.33 points to 5,597.25 and the S&P SL20 of more liquid stocks up 0.22 percent or 5.78 points to 2,637.77, within an hour of trade.

The market turnover was 99 million meanwhile 29 stocks profited, and 30 stocks fell.

John Keells Holdings stocks gained 2.00 rupees to 148.00 rupees a share, Dialog Axiata up 20 cents to 12.00 rupees a share and Commercial Leasing and Finance stocks gained 30 cents to 3.00 rupees a share, contributing most to ASPI’s gain.

In the government securities market, bond yields remained flat in dull trade, dealers said.

Dealers said the market trading remained dull ahead of parliament dissolution and the spike of coronavirus cases impacting global markets.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 was quoted at 9.75/95 percent on Monday, easing from 9.80/95 percent at Friday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.09.2023 was quoted at 9.40/55 percent, gaining from 9.30/40 percent at its previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 9.70/78 percent on Monday, stable from 9.70/75 percent at Friday’s close.

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A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 was quoted at 9.85/10.05 percent, gaining from 9.80/95 percent from the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 9.90/10.20 percent on Monday, down from 10.00/10.10 percent at yesterday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2034 was quoted at 9.90/10.20 percent, falling from 10.00/10.20 percent its last close. (Colombo/Mar02/2020)

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