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Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker, gilt yields steady

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted weaker at 184.45/60 to the US dollar on Wednesday while bond yields steady, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.30/40 against the greenback on Tuesday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields were steady while the overall the market was active, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.55/62 per cent on Wednesday, down from 5.57/62 per cent at Tuesday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.58/64 per cent, down from 5.60/68 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.07/10 per cent, flat from 6.07/12 per cent at the previous closing.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.35/45 per cent, flat from 6.35/40 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted unchanged at 6.60/65 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.85/93 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.88/95 per cent at the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted unchanged at 7.10/18 per cent on Wednesday from the previous day’s end.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.35/45 per cent, up from 7.30/50 per cent at the previous day’s end. (Colombo/Oct14/2020)

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