Inflation ( CCPI)50.6% (Feb 2023)
GDP-12.4% (4Q 2022)
Unemployment5.0% (3Q 2022)
3M T-Bill Rate25.99%
12M T-Bill Rate24.31%
5Y T-Bond Rate27.00%/ 27.25%
10Y T-Bond Rate22.00% / 23.00%
USD/LKR335/341
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Reserves $2.22Bn (Feb 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $449Mn (Feb 2023)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,601Bn (Nov 2022)

Foreign investment in local currency government securities increased further

Interest RatesMar 19, 2023
Foreign investment in local currency government securities increased further
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Foreign investment in Treasury bills and Bonds increased to LKR 68Bn by mid March from that of LKR 25Bn as at the end of last year. The trend in investment in G.Sec has seen a rapid increase among foreign counterparts especially after the rupee started to strengthen and the optimism on the IMF board level by end March.

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