Bonds end mixed, call rates turn higher

The 7.17 per cent 10-year benchmark bond maturing in 2028 eased to Rs 95.9250 from Rs 95.93.

MUMBAI: Government bonds (G-Secs) ended mixed in a quiet trade due to alternate bouts of buying and selling.

While, the overnight call money rates turned higher following good demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system.

The 7.17 per cent 10-year benchmark bond maturing in 2028 eased to Rs 95.9250 from Rs 95.93, while its yield held stable to 7.79 per cent.


The 6.68 per cent government security maturing in 2031 declined to Rs 89.5750 from Rs 89.63, while its yield inched up to 7.97 per cent from 7.96 per cent.

The 8.27 per cent government security maturing in 2020 went-down to Rs 101.25 from Rs 101.29, while its yield edged up to 7.54 per cent from 7.52 per cent.

However, the 6.84 per cent government security maturing in 2022 rose to Rs 96.42 from Rs 96.39, while its yield softened to 7.81 per cent from 7.82 per cent.
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The 7.59 per cent government security maturing in 2026 gained to Rs 97.40 from Rs 97.32, while its yield inched down to 8.06 per cent from 8.07 per cent.

The 6.65 per cent government security maturing in 2020 climbed to Rs 98.6125 from Rs 98.60, while its yield ruled steady 7.52 per cent.

The overnight call money rates ended higher to 6.30 per cent from Thursday's level of 6.05 per cent, it resumed higher to 6.10 per cent and moved in a range of 6.30 per cent and 5.90 per cent.

The 3-days call money rates opened at 6.25 per cent and closed at 6.30 per cent, its moved in a range of 6.50 per cent and 6.00 per cent.
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Meanwhile, Reserve Bank of India, under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility, purchased securities worth Rs 163.81 billion in 36-bids at the 3-days repo operation at a fixed rate of 6.25 per cent as on today, while its sold securities worth Rs 104.80 billion in 47-bids at the overnight reverse repo auction at a fixed rate of 6.00 per cent as on July 19.
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