Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker, gilt yields marginally down

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker at 184.50/60 to the US dollar on Wednesday while bond yields marginally down in the overall market ahead of the bills auction today, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.45/60 against the greenback on Tuesday.

In the money market, overnight liquidity 207.92 billion rupees on Tuesday, up from 175.68 billion rupees on Monday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields fell marginally while the overall market active, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 40 billion rupees treasury bill to be sold in an auction held today. The bills are split into 4 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 18 billion rupees maturing in 6-months and 18 billion rupees maturing in 12-months.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.50/60 per cent on Wednesday, down from 5.55/60 per cent at Tuesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.57/60 per cent, up from 5.55/68 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.02/05 per cent on Wednesday, steady from 6.02/07 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.28/33 per cent, down from 6.30/35 per cent at its last closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.50/54 per cent, down from 6.53/56 per cent.

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A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.82/85 per cent, steady from 6.82/88 per cent on Tuesday.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7.05/07 per cent, steady from 7.05/10 per cent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.37/40 per cent, up from 7.35/40 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/Oct21/2020)

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