Thursday April 1, 2021
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee closed down at 199.50/200 to the one week US dollar on Thursday, while gilt yields were flat on dull trade, dealers said.
The rupee last closed in the one-week forward market at 199.75/201 to the US dollar on Wednesday.
In the secondary market bond yields are flat in dull trade, dealers said.
Excess liquidity dropped below 86 billion rupees at the end of the day.
A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.87/95 per cent on Thursday, up from 5.85/92 per cent on Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 15.11.2023 closed at 6.30/40 per cent, up from 6.30/38 per yesterday.
A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 closed at 6.65/73 per cent, steady from 6.65/75 per cent.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.80/7/00 per cent on Thursdayup from 6.75/95 per cent on
A bond maturing on 15.02.2026 closed at 7.05/25 percent on Thursdayup from 7.00/15 per cent.
A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.50/65 percent on Thursday up 7.40/60 per cent on Wednesday.
A bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 7.90/8.20 per cent on Thursday, steady from 8.00/20 per cent.
A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 8.00/40 per cent up from 8.00/30 per cent on Wednesday. (Colombo/April 01/2021)