Inflation ( CCPI)0.9% (March 2024)
GDP4.5% (4Q 2023)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.90%
12M T-Bill Rate10.21%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.85%/ 11.00%
4Y T-Bond Rate12.10% / 12.20%
Reserves $4.951Bn (March 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $860 Mn (Feb 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,020 Bn (Nov 2023)

CBSL managed to sell only 63% of the targeted T-Bills at the Primary Auction

Interest RatesAug 24, 2022
CBSL managed to sell only 63% of the targeted T-Bills at the Primary Auction

CBSL offered LKR 90Bn for the T-Bill auction and managed to sell only LKR 56.7Bn while allowing only three months’ T-bill rate to jump to 30.51% from 29.44%. The 182Days Bill rate to 29.51% from 28.96% and 364Days to 29.83% from 29.14%.

CBSL failed to raise the entire liability amount for the Friday settlement as the market maturities were LKR 60.561Bn and raised only LKR 56.7Bn.


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