Bonds remain mixed, call rate ends higher

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

The 8.15 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2022 moved up to Rs 99.72 from Rs 99.71 last Friday, while its yield held steady at 8.19 per cent.

The 8.97 per cent G-sec maturing in 2030 edged up to Rs 105.4750 from Rs 105.46, while its yield held stable at 8.38 per cent.

The 9.15 per cent G-sec maturing in 2024 gained to Rs 106.19 from Rs 106.17, while its yield inched down to 8.32 per cent from 8.33 per cent.

However, the 8.33 per cent G-sec maturing in 2026 went down to Rs 100.3175 from Rs 100.3525 previously, while its yield edged up to 8.29 per cent from 8.28 per cent.

The 8.19 per cent G-sec maturing in 2020 declined to Rs 99.8750 from Rs 99.90, while its yield were unchanged at 8.21 per cent.

The 8.20 per cent G-sec maturing in 2025 fell to Rs 99.29 from Rs 99.34, while its yield moved up slightly to 8.29 per cent from 8.28 per cent.

The overnight call money rate finished higher at 8.05 per cent from previous closing level of 7.95 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.15 per cent and 7.95 per cent.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility purchased securities worth Rs 1,110.90 billion in 43 bids at the one-day repo auction at a fixed rate of 8.00 per cent.

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