Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:27 AM
ECONOMYNEXT – Sovereign bond yields have fallen and costs have risen as traders have extra confidence within the redemption of bonds, after Sri Lanka’s Minister of State for Capital Markets Nivard Cabraal stated China had confirmed a swapline equal to US $ 1.5 billion.
The Sri Lanka 6.25% 2021 coupon bond yield fell to round 18% from 28%, after the information, in line with knowledge from Bloomberg Newswires.
The supply worth has elevated from 92 to 95.
The lengthy yield on a sovereign bond due in January 2022, the place bondholders most anticipate a default, fell to round 42% from 48%. The worth rose to 75 cents on the greenback from 72 beforehand.
Sri Lanka has insisted it is not going to default and preserve its impeccable report on debt compensation.
Minister Cabraal had stated Sri Lanka was persevering with its efforts to extend inflows to US $ 32 billion in 2021 and generate US $ 4.4 billion to repay debt and be solvent.
Sri Lanka’s central financial institution purchased rupee authorities securities and injected liquidity, which did not preserve home solvency, resulting in forex shortages.
Sri Lanka’s nationwide bond yields additionally fell on the information and in addition a nationwide bond sale the place 54 billion rupees out of the 60 billion rupees provided had been offered. (Colombo / March 11, 2021)