Inflation ( CCPI)1.5% (Oct 2023)
GDP-3.1% (2Q 2023)
Unemployment5.2% (2Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate15.29%
12M T-Bill Rate12.94%
2Y T-Bond Rate14.45%/ 14.50%
4Y T-Bond Rate14.70% / 14.80%
USD/LKR327/328
Reserves $3.56Bn (Oct 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $3,307 Mn (Sep 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,614 Bn (Sep 2023)

T-Bill rate further elevated but CBSL managed to raised LKR 47Bn from 91Days as investors still reluctant to invest on long term T-Bills

Interest RatesOct 6, 2021
T-Bill rate further elevated but CBSL managed to raised LKR 47Bn from 91Days as investors still reluctant to invest on long term T-Bills
The yields at primary auction increased by 0.45% of 91Days to 7.15%, 0.21% of 182Days to 7.20% while 0.27% of 364Days to 7.28%. CBSL offered LKR 65.7Bn but managed to raise LKR 47.4Bn, out of that LKR 47.2Bn was raised for very short term 91Days. The total T-bill liability of CBSL to settle on Friday is LKR 54.65Bn. CBSL may have print LKR 7Bn on Friday to settle this balance liability.

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