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%
USD/LKR303/304
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $1,229 Mn (March 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Sri Lanka Bondholders Tell IMF They Are Ready for Debt Talks

InternationalFeb 3, 2023
Sri Lanka Bondholders Tell IMF They Are Ready for Debt Talks

A group of Sri Lanka’s ISB holders has written to the IMF expressing their willingness to engage in quick debt restructuring talks. India has already written to the IMF with the assurances of financing, while the members of the Paris Club have expressed that they will formally support the debt restructuring process.

This positive news boosted the stock index ASPI by 1.9% to its highest in nearly four months. Furthermore, the longer-term government bonds gained and CBSL managed to sell a substantial amount of T-Bills to market at the second phase to rollover the short-term debt matured today.

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