Sri Lanka rupee steady, bond yields marginally up
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed steady at 184.50/60 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while bond yields slightly edged up in moderate market trade, dealers said.
The rupee closed at 184.45/55 to the US dollar on Tuesday.
In the secondary securities market, bond yields were marginally edged up in dull market trade, dealers said.
A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.65/70 per cent on Wednesday, unchanged from 5.65/70 per cent at Monday’s closing.
A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.70/80 per cent on Wednesday, up from 5.70/75 per cent at Monday’s end.
A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.30/35 per cent, unchanged from 6.30/35 per cent at the previous day’s end.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.45/50 per cent, steady from 6.40/50 per cent
A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.65/70 per cent, up from 6.60/65 per cent.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 6.95/05 per cent, unchanged from 6.95/05 per cent
A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.10/20 per cent, steady from 7.10/20 per cent at the previous day’s closing.
Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 75 billion treasury bonds to be auctioned on November 12. (Colombo/Nov11/2020)