ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted at 199.75/208 to the one-dollar in a forex market on Thursday while bond yields marginally eased on short tenors, dealers said.
Rupee closed on Wednesday at 199.75 levels to US dollar.
In the secondary market, bond yields on the short end of the curve marginally down, dealers said.
Sri Lanka’s debt office offered 45 billion rupees at an auction held on Wednesday.
It sold 34.9 billion rupees or 77 per cent of offered Treasuries where a price ceiling had been set for one-year bills at 5.18 per cent, with 3-month bills being sold most, data from the state debt office showed.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted flat at 5.70/75 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday’s close.
Bonds maturing on 15.11.2023 was quoted at 6.35/40 per cent on Thursday, steady from 6.35/42 per cent on Wednesday.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2024 was quoted at 6.70/80 per cent on Thursday, steady from 6.70/85 per cent on Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted flat at 6.90/7.20 per cent Thursday from Wednesday’s close.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted flat at 7.35/45 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday’s close.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 was quoted at 7.70/95 per cent on Thursday, steady from 7.70/90 per cent on Wednesday.