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Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker, gilt yields steady

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee quoted weaker at 185.00/40 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while gilt yields steady in dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 184.90/185.20 to the US dollar on Tuesday.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields were steady in dull market trade ahead of the weekly bills auction, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office offering 40 billion bills split in to 8 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 13-billion rupees bills maturing in 9-months and 19 billion rupees maturing in 12-months to be sold at an auction held today.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at flat at 5.75/85 per cent on Wednesday from the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 remained unchanged at 5.80/90 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.38/43 per cent on Wednesday, down from 6.40/43 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.50/60 per cent, up from 6.45/55 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.67/75 per cent up from 6.65/75 per cent at yesterday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.03/12 per cent on Wednesday, up from 7.02/10 per cent at the previous day’s end.

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A bond maturing on 15.07.2028 was quoted at 7.18/25 per cent, up from 7.17/25 per cent at the previous day’s end.
(Colombo/Nov18/2020)

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