ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed flat around 199/208 levels to the one-month dollar in a forex market on Thursday while bond yields remained steady, dealers said.
On Wednesday rupee closed at 199/208 levels to one month dollar.
Banks were offering dollars telegraphic transfers at 197.8180/201.9480 levels.
In the secondary market, bond yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.Sri Lanka has sold 19.5 billion rupees of Treasury bonds after calling bids for 20 billion data from the state debt office showed.
Bonds maturing on 15/12/2022 closed at 5.60/65 per cent on Thursday, down from 5.63/70 per cent on Wednesday.
Bonds maturing on 15.11.2023 closed at 6.25/28 per cent on Thursday, down from 6.28/33 per cent on Wednesday.
Bonds maturing on 15.12.2024 closed at 6.60/68 per cent on Thursday, steady from 6.60/68 per cent Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.95/7.00 per cent, down from 6.98/03 per cent on Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed flat at 7.30/40 per cent on Thursday from Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2027 closed flat at 7.65/85 per cent on Thursday.