Government bonds remain higher on consistent demand, call rate ends steady
The 8.15 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2022 firmed up to Rs 101.78 from Rs 101.6525 yesterday, while its yield moved down to 7.88 per cent from 7.90 per cent.
The 8.33 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2026 climbed to Rs 103.0850 from Rs 102.9550, while its yield went down to 7.95 per cent from 7.97 per cent.
The 8.20 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2025 also advanced to Rs 102.09 from Rs 101.93, while its yield edged down to 7.93 per cent from 7.95 per cent.
The 8.97 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2030, the 8.07 per cent maturing in 2017-July and the 9.15 per cent maturing in 2024 were also quoted higher at Rs 108.89, Rs 100.8475 and Rs 108.19 respectively.
The Overnight call money rate ended steady at 7.95 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.10 per cent and 7.90 per cent.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF)purchased securities worth Rs 1011.25 billion in 35 bids at the one-day repo auction at a fixed rate of 8.00 per cent and sold securities worth Rs 1.75 billion in two-bid at the one-day reverse repo auction at a fixed rate of 7 per cent in the evening auction.
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