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Sri Lanka rupee stronger, bond yields ease at open

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee was quoted stronger at 182.70/80 against the US dollar on Friday in the spot market while bond yields eased, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 182.90/183.00 against the greenback on Thursday.

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

Dealers said that highest liquidity was seen in 2022 maturities.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.58/63 percent on Friday, down from 5.68/73 percent at Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.65/70 percent, down from 5.70/75 percent at Thursday’s close.

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

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.37/40 percent on Friday, up from 6.35/40 percent at the previous day’s closing.

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

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.97/7.00 percent steady from 6.97/7.03 percent at Thursday’s closing.

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A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.28/35 percent, up from 7.25/35 percent at the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Aug14/2020)