Government bonds ends mixed, call rate ends lower

Government bonds

The government securities (G-Sec) ended mixed on alternate bouts of buying and selling, while call money rates at the overnight money market finished lower due to lack of demand from borrowing banks.

The 8.33 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2026 eased to Rs 100.72 from Rs 100.75 yesterday, while its yield held steady at 8.24 per cent.

The 8.20 per cent G-sec maturing in 2025 moved down to Rs 99.7475 from Rs 99.7525, while its yield also ruled steady at 8.23 per cent.

However, the 8.97 per cent G-sec maturing in 2030 inched up to Rs 105.83 from Rs 105.82, while its yield closed unchanged at 8.34 per cent.

The 8.07 per cent G-sec maturing in 2017 gained to Rs 99.8550 from Rs 99.84, while its yield remained stable at 8.11 per cent.

The overnight call money rate ended lower at 8.05 per cent from yesterday's closing level of 8.13 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.20 per cent and 7.90 per cent.

The Reserve Bank of India under the Liquidity Adjustment facility purchased securities worth Rs 1,701.40 billion in 47 bids at the one-day repo auction at a fixed rate of 8.00 per cent.

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