Limits increased on foreign investments in Govt Securities

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank has decided to raise the current threshold for foreign investments in Treasury bills and Treasury bonds from 10 per cent of the outstanding Treasury bill and Treasury bond stock to 12.5 per cent.

This has been done in order to support the growth momentum of the economy by enhancing resource availability, while also easing the domestic savings-investment gap and thereby mitigating any pressure on interest rates.

Meanwhile, foreign investors have expressed continued interest in investing in the Government Securities market, as a result of growing uncertainties in advanced economies and greater prospects in emerging economies, bank stated.


– Sinhalaya News





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