Tuesday September 17, 2019 17:46:15
ECONOMYNEXT– The Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 180.55/70 to the US dollar on Tuesday, while bond yields remained unchanged, brokers and dealers said.
The rupee closed at 180.48/55 against the greenback in the spot market on Monday.
Liquidity in the overnight money market was 13.13 billion rupees, up from 6.44 billion rupees on Monday.
The central bank injected 5.70 billion rupees in an overnight repo auction at 7.43 percent.
In another term repo auction held, 6 billion rupees was offered at 7.43 percent maturing in 7 days to be settled today and 2.4 billion rupees offered at 7.46 maturing in 14 days to be settled on 18 September 2019.
In the secondary bond market, gilt yields remained unchanged in moderate trading, dealers said.
A bond maturing on 15.10.2021 closed at 10.00/10.10 percent up from 9.90/10.10 percent.