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Weekly Government Securities Market – 23-02-2018

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Weekly Yield movement & Volume

Amidst political uncertainty, the yield shifted upwards throughout the week due to LG Poll results. The Treasury Bill auction saw yields spiking across all three maturities, i.e. 3-month, 6-month and 1-year by 22bps, 23bps and 17bps, to 8.24%, 8.52% and 9.45% respectively.

Liquidity & CBSL Holdings

A marginal decline in foreign buying interest was witnessed, foreign holding decreased by Rs 2.1 billion to record at Rs 322.0 billion. Overall Government securities increased against foreign buying interest, while the overall foreign holding percentage decreased to 6.5%.

Foreign Interest

A marginal decline in foreign buying interest was witnessed, foreign holding decreased by Rs 2.1 billion to record at Rs 322.0 billion. Overall Government securities increased against foreign buying interest, while the overall foreign holding percentage decreased to 6.5%.

Maturities for next Week

The Government securities market has Treasury Bill maturity amounting to Rs 21.9 billion, which needs to be settled on 2 March 2018. Further, the Government also needs to settle Rs 17.2 billion of Treasury Bond interest falling due 1 March 2018.