information technology sector recorded the highest return for the week
of 4.06% whilst the trading sector was the second highest, increasing by
2.59%. Meanwhile, the largest price gain was witnessed in Bimputh
Finance whilst Sinhaputhra Finance recorded the largest price loss.
Foreigners remained active and closed as net buyers for the week.
In this week’s T-Bill auction, the weighted average yields (W.Avg’s) of 91
day T-Bill and 182 day T-Bill dipped 2 basis points (bps) and 3 bps
respectively whilst the 364 day T-Bill remained at the same levels.
The yield curve continued to steepen on a marginal trajectory for a third
consecutive week as yields on durations ranging from 2 years to 5 years
were seen dipping during the week ending 22 May, while yields on
durations ranging from 6 years to 10 years were seen increasing
marginally. Activity in secondary bond markets remained high as yields
on the 15.05.2017, 01.06.2018, 01.07.2019 and 01.05.2020 maturities
were seen dipping week on week by 18 bps, 07 bps, 08 bps and 10 bps
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