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Sri lanka News – Yields in most Sri Lanka government securities in the secondary market closed steady in dull trade on Friday, dealers said as investors waited for directions from 2023 budget scheduled to be presented on November 14.

Investors in primary and secondary markets are awaiting to see the new policies and their impacts on the fixed assets and the rupee currency amid proposed increased tax rates.

A new bond maturing on 01.07.2032 closed at 30.15/31 percent on Friday.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2028 closed at 32.50/34.00 percent on Friday, edging down from Thursday’s close of 33.00/33.75 percent.

There were no active quotes for three-month T-bills.

The Central Bank’s guidance peg for interbank transactions remained unchanged at 363.50 rupees against the US dollar.

Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 372.00 and 372.10 for small transactions, data showed.

Buying rates are between 362.00 – 362.10 rupees.  (Colombo/Nov 11/2022)

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