Inflation ( CCPI)4.0% (Aug 2023)
GDP-3.1% (2Q 2023)
Unemployment4.8% (4Q 2022)
3M T-Bill Rate18.12%
12M T-Bill Rate13.32%
2Y T-Bond Rate14.60%/ 15.00%
4Y T-Bond Rate14.50% / 14.90%
USD/LKR322/323
Reserves $3.60Bn (Aug 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,623 Mn (July 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,243 Bn (June 2023)

The Government's domestic borrowing cost has started to come down

Interest RatesJun 22, 2023
The Government's domestic borrowing cost has started to come down

Domestic debt and its interest component have become a concern to the monetary authorities, which pilled up since the second half of 2022. T-bill auction rates started to fall in November 2022 but overall borrowing costs only started to reduce from May 2023 onwards.

The government had to reissue T-Bills in order to settle the interest component of T-bills which were already issued along with the T-Bonds along with SLDBs settlements.

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