Government securities (G-sec) ruled mixed with an upward bias on alternate bouts of buying and selling. The 8.79 per cent G-sec maturing in 2021 moved down to Rs 101.77 from Rs 101.79, while its yield held steady at 8.51 per cent. The 9.15 per cent G-sec maturing in 2024 also eased to Rs 104.58 from Rs 104.62 previously, while its yield too remained stable at 8.54 per cent. However, the 8.28 per cent G-sec maturing in 2027 rose to Rs 96 from Rs 96, while its yield edged down to 8.74 per cent from 8.76 per cent. The 8.19 per cent G-sec maturing in 2020, the 8.97 per cent G-sec maturing in 2030 and the 8.24 per cent G-sec maturing in 2018 also finished higher at Rs 99, Rs 102 and Rs 99 from Rs 99, Rs 102 and Rs 99, respectively.
Call rates end lower
Call money rate ended lower in the absence of liquidity at banking system. The overnight call money rate moved in range of 8.25 per cent and eight per cent, before ending lower at 8.1 per cent from 8.2 per cent previously. The Reserve Bank of India under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility purchased securities worth Rs 85,425 crore from 39 bids at the one-day repo auction at a fixed rate of eight per cent.