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Sri Lanka rupee ends stronger, gilt yields flat




ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka rupee closed marginally stronger at 187.80/188.50 to the US dollar on Friday in the spot-next market while gilt yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

The rupee was quoted at 188.50/189 to the US dollar on Thursday against the US dollar.

In the secondary securities market, bond yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

Dealers said the market was dried up with thin volumes.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed flat at 5.70/75 per cent on Friday from Thursday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.73/78 per cent, down from 5.74/78 per cent at Thursday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at from 6.42/45 per cent, unchanged from Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.50/60 per cent on Friday, unchanged from Thursday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed flat at 6.73/83 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.15/20 per cent from yesterday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed at 7.23/30 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.75/90 per cent on Friday, unchanged from the previous day’s closing. (Colombo/Dec18/2020)

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