Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.91%
12M T-Bill Rate10.21%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.65%/ 10.75%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.80% / 11.85%
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $1,229 Mn (March 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Investors are pouring money into short term T-bills at the primary auction

Interest RatesApr 27, 2022
Investors are pouring money into short term T-bills at the primary auction
The demand for the short-term T-bills ( 91Days) has immerged due to the higher interest rate and low risk. 91Days bill was up marginally from 23.21% to 23.53%, while 182Days bill fell significantly from 24.77% to 23.96% removing the abnormality. 364Days Bills also fell but marginally from 24.36% to 24.09%. Almost three times demand was observed for 91Days bills compared with 182days and 364Days. CBSL has managed to sell little more than LKR 8Bn securities which are maturing among market participants, this, in turn, reduces the money printing.


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