Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted firmer at around 192.50/195.00 levels

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted firmer at around 192.50/195.00 levels in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields were flat, dealers said.

The rupee closed around 193.50/194.25 to the US dollar on Monday.

The central bank’s indicative spot rate was 192.5656 on February 02, down from 190.9824 on February 01, while the buying rate for Telegraphic transfers was 188.6300 and the selling rate 193.1700 on Monday morning.

In bond markets, yields remained unchanged in the dull market.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.40/45 per cent on Tuesday, slightly down from 5.41/45 per cent at Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 was quoted flat at 5.75/85 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 was quoted at 6.35/40 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 6.35/38 per cent a day earlier.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted flat at 6.50/60 per cent from the last close.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.70/80 per cent on Tuesday, steady 6.70/75 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 7.12/22 per cent on Tuesday, down from 7.10/20 per at previous day’s close.

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A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.65/80 per cent on Tuesday, up from 7.55/75 per cent at Monday’s end. (Colombo/Feb02/2021)

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