Inflation ( CCPI)35.3% (April 2023)
GDP-12.4% (4Q 2022)
Unemployment4.8% (4Q 2022)
3M T-Bill Rate25.60%
12M T-Bill Rate22.97%
2Y T-Bond Rate29.25%/ 30.00%
4Y T-Bond Rate27.25% / 27.35%
Reserves $2.75Bn (April 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $862Mn (March 2023)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,300 Bn (Dec 2022)

CBSL reject majority of bids at T-Bill auction to control the interest rate

Interest RatesOct 19, 2022
CBSL reject majority of bids at T-Bill auction to control the interest rate
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T-Bill auction went undersubscribed as CBSL managed to sell only LKR 16.123Bn after it offer LKR 75Bn to be auctioned today. All the rates of 91,182 & 364 Days remained unchanged but investors are demanding a higher premium to lend money to the Government, especially after Tax increases and uncertainty over domestic debt restructuring.

If CBSL is unable to raise additional funds via phase II of the auction, more money printing is unavoidable.


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