Inflation ( CCPI)1.5% (Oct 2023)
GDP-3.1% (2Q 2023)
Unemployment5.2% (2Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate15.29%
12M T-Bill Rate12.94%
2Y T-Bond Rate14.45%/ 14.50%
4Y T-Bond Rate14.70% / 14.80%
Reserves $3.56Bn (Oct 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $3,307 Mn (Sep 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,614 Bn (Sep 2023)

CBSL managed to sell LKR 87Bn after offering LKR 120Bn at T-bill primary auction

Interest RatesMar 29, 2023
CBSL managed to sell LKR 87Bn after offering LKR 120Bn at T-bill primary auction

91Days T-Bill rate fell by 24bps while 182days 33bps and 364days by 1bps at the auction, and CBSL only managed to sell LKR 87Bn after offering LKR 120Bn. The bids received were LKR 173Bn down from LKR 241Bn from last week.

Investors are rushed to bid more in 91-day T-bills rather than 364Days T-bills, which might be due to the fear of DDR as longer-term tenor securities might get re-profile for a longer tenor.

CBSL may rise the balance amount of money from the Phase-II auction as they did in the last few auctions.


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