Sri Lanka bond yields flat, rupee steady after Coronavirus curfews

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s bonds yields were steady on Monday and market activity was sporadic after several parts of the capital Colombo was put under Coronavirus curfews as health officials hunted Covid-19 contacts, dealers said.

The spot rupee was quoted at 184.30/35 to the US dollar in mid-morning trade Monday, from Friday’s closing of 184.20/35 rupees.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 was quoted at 5.50/60 per cent on Monday, from 5.55/60 per cent Friday’s closing.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 was quoted at 5.55/62 per cent from 5.58/68 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 was quoted at 6.08/13 per cent, from 6.05/10 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 was quoted at 6.33/40 per cent, from 6.35/40 per cent .

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 was quoted at 6.57/60 per cent, from 6.58/62 per cent.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 was quoted at 6.85/95 per cent, flat from 6.85/95 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 was quoted at 7.08/10 per cent, unchanged from 7.07/13 percent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 was quoted at 7.35/50 per cent unchanged. (Colombo/Oct23/2020)

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