Treasury bill rates creep up

Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs rose at this week’s treasury bill auction, as against the previous week’s sale, the Central Bank said Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs rose at this week’s treasury bill auction, as against the previous week’s sale, the Central Bank said Wednesday. The bank re-issued Rs. 10,745 million worth of bills but accepted only Rs. 7,029 million from the market.

The auction was oversubscribed with bids worth Rs. 18,195 million.

The island’s Central Bank bought Rs. 1.8 billion worth of bills and retired Rs. 1,916 million.

Investors will pay for the bills they purchase on Dec. 9.

 


Maturity

Bids received

Amount accepted

Weighted avg. yield

(Rs. mn)

(Rs. mn)

This week

Last week
Three months
10,768

5,232

10.08

10.05
Six months
2,185

525

10.28

10.25
One-year 5,242 1,272
10.34

10.31
Total

18,195


7,029


10.14


10.11
(Source:
Central Bank)

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