Government bonds remain mixed, call rate ends higher

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SummaryThe 8.15 per cent G-sec maturing in 2022 gained to Rs 99.86 from Rs 99.8425, while its yield held steady at 8.17 per cent.

The government securities (G-Sec) ended mixed on alternate bouts of buying and selling, while call money rates at the overnight money market finished higher here today on good demand from borrowing bank.

The 8.33 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2026 firmed up to Rs 100.54 from Rs 100.38 yesterday, while its yield moved down to 8.26 per cent from 8.28 per cent.

The 8.20 per cent G-sec maturing in 2025 rose to Rs 99.44 from Rs 99.23, while its yield declined to 8.27 per cent from 8.30 per cent.

The 8.15 per cent G-sec maturing in 2022 gained to Rs 99.86 from Rs 99.8425, while its yield held steady at 8.17 per cent.

The 8.07 per cent G-sec maturing in 2017, the 7.83 per cent G-sec maturing in 2018 and the 8.83 per cent G-sec maturing to 2041 were also quoted higher at Rs 99.7375, Rs 98.42 and Rs 104.08 respectively.

However, the 8.19 per cent G-sec maturing in 2020 went down to Rs 99.9375 from Rs 99.9675, while its yield inched-up to 8.20 per cent from 8.19 per cent.

The 8.24 per cent G-sec maturing in 2018 eased to Rs 100.47 from Rs 100.49, while its yield edged-up to 8.13 per cent from 8.12 per cent.

The overnight call money rate closed higher at 8.10 per cent from yesterday's closing level of 8.00 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.15 per cent and 7.85 per cent.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility purchased securities worth Rs 944.45 billion in 37 bids at the one-day repo auction at a fixed rate of 8.00 per cent.

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