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Sri Lanka rupee stronger at open, bond yields ease

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted firmer at 182.62/75 against the US dollar on Thursday in the spot market while bond yields eased, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 182.90/183.05 against the greenback on Wednesday.

In the secondary markets, bond yields eased in active trade, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office sold the full 36.5 billion rupees offered in the auction held yesterday. The overall auction yields remained flat.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.68/73 percent on Wednesday, down from 5.68/73  percent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.68/75 percent, easing from 5.70/75 percent at Wednesday’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.15/18 percent on Thursday, down from Wednesday’s closing at 6.16/20 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.33/39 percent on Thursday, falling from 6.38/43 percent at the previous day’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.50/53 percent, steady from 6.50/55 percent at the previous close.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.95/7.00 percent steady from 6.95/7.05 percent at Wednesday’s closing.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.25/33 percent, flat from 7.25/35 percent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug13/2020)