Mumbai, March 23 (PTI) Government bonds (G-Secs) remained mixed in a quiet trade following alternate bouts of buying and selling.
While, the overnight call money rates finished 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 climbed to Rs 97.34 from Rs 97.3225, while its yield held stable to 7.56 per cent.
The 6.79 per cent government security maturing in 2027 went-up to Rs 93.9250 from Rs 93.85, while its yield softened to 7.73 per cent from 7.74 per cent.
The 6.68 per cent government security maturing in 2031 gained to Rs 90.63 from Rs 90.55, while its yield eased to 7.82 per cent from 7.83 per cent.
However, the 6.84 per cent government security maturing in 2022 dipped to Rs 97.89 from Rs 97.90, while its yield ruled steady to 7.37 per cent.
The 8.12 per cent government security maturing in 2020 dropped to Rs 102.6175 from Rs 102.64, while its yield held stable to 7.03 per cent.
The 8.20 per cent government security maturing in 2022 declined to Rs 102.8975 from Rs 102.94, while its yield inched up to 7.33 per cent from 7.32 per cent.
The overnight call money rates ended higher to 5.90 per cent from Thursday’s level of 5.80 per cent. It resumed higher at 6.00 per cent and moved in a range 6.07 per cent and 5.70 per cent.
Meanwhile, Reserve Bank of India, under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility, purchased securities worth Rs 45.80 billion in 8-bids at the 3-days repo operations at a fixed rate of 6.00 per cent as on today, while its sold securities worth Rs 288.95 billion in 52-bids at the overnight reverse repo auction at a fixed rate of 5.75 per cent as on March 22.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.