ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka rupee was quoted at 181.60/70 to the US dollar in the spot market in mid-morning trade Tuesday, while bonds yields were steady, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 181.50/60 against the greenback in the spot market on Monday.
In equities, the Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained 1.84 points to 5,778.32 and the S&P SL20 of more liquid stocks up 0.04 percent or 1.03 points to 2,760.78, in the first hour of trade.
The market turnover was 83.7 million rupees with 32 stocks gaining and 32 falling.
Property Development gained 22.20 rupees to 169.20 rupees a share, Dialog Axiata was up 10 cents to 10.50 rupees a share and Ceylon Cold Stores gained 5.00 rupees to 785.00 rupees a share, contributing to the gain of the ASPI.
In the secondary bond market, gilt yields remained unchanged in an inactive market, dealers said.
A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 was quoted at 8.90/98 percent on Monday stable from Monday’s close.
A bond maturing 15.07.2023 was quoted flat at 9.85/95 percent.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 10.26/33 percent slightly down from Monday, 10.27/32 percent.
A 15-year bond maturing on 15.09.2034 which was sold at the last auction was quoted unchanged at 10.88/93. (Colombo/Sep24/2019)