Inflation ( CCPI)0.9% (May 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.39%
12M T-Bill Rate9.90%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.10%/ 10.20%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.10% / 11.25%
USD/LKR304/305
Reserves $5.4Bn (May 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $1,229 Mn (March 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,320 Bn (Dec 2023)

Sri Lanka miss the target to reach IMF Board level agreement within 2022

InternationalDec 14, 2022
Sri Lanka miss the target to reach IMF Board level agreement within 2022

It is learned that IMF Board-level approval for the facility of USD 2.9Bn would not possible within 2022. Sri Lanka must obtain official consent, especially from the main bilateral creditors namely China and India, which hold over 60% of the bilateral debts.

It is still unclear the stance of China on the debt restructuring in Sri Lanka as a large number of countries are in the pipeline to follow the debt restructuring. Therefore it might not be easy for China to treat Sri Lanka differently than others.

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