Government bonds (G-Secs) prices firmed up on good buying support from banks and corporates, and the interbank call money rates ended higher due to rising demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system.
The 7.59 per cent government security maturing in 2026 surged to Rs 105.25 from Rs 105.03 previously, while its yield eased to 6.81 per cent from 6.84 per cent.
The 7.59 per cent government security maturing in 2029 climbed to Rs 105.21 from Rs 104.99, while its yield edged down to 6.96 per cent from 6.98 per cent.
The 7.61 per cent government security maturing in 2030 regained to Rs 105.80 from Rs 105.5775, while its yield down to 6.94 per cent from 6.97 per cent.
The 6.97 per cent government security maturing in 2026, the 7.88 per cent government security maturing in 2030 and 7.68 per cent government security maturing in 2023 were also quoted higher at Rs 101.7875, Rs 107.6400 and Rs 104.86 respectively.
The overnight call money rates finished higher at 6.30 per cent from Monday's level of 6.25 per cent. It resumed higher at 6.30 per cent and moved in a range of 6.35 per cent and 6.20 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF), purchased securities worth Rs 55.05 billion in a 8-bids at the overnight repo auction at a fixed rate of 6.25 per cent as on today, while it sold securities worth Rs 35.50 billion from 17-bids at the overnight reverse repo auction at a fixed rate of 5.75 per cent as on October 17.
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