The government securities (G-Sec) closed mixed on alternate bouts of buying and selling, while call money rates at the overnight money market finished higher due to good demand from borrowing banks.
The 8.15 per cent G-Sec maturing in 2022 rose to Rs 102.1050 from Rs 102.06 last Friday, while its yield inched down by 7.82 per cent from 7.83 per cent.
The 8.20 per cent G-sec maturing in 2025 climbed to Rs 102.3400 from Rs 102.2975, while its yield also softened to 7.90 per cent from 7.91 per cent.
However, the 8.33 per cent G-sec maturing in 2026 eased to Rs 103.34 from Rs 103.36, while its yield held steady at 7.92 per cent.
The 8.07 per cent G-sec maturing in 2017 slipped to Rs 100.79 from Rs 100.80, while its yield also remain stable at 7.85 per cent.
The overnight call money rate finished higher at 7.95 per cent from previous closing level of 7.85 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.02 per cent and 7.50 per cent.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility purchased securities worth Rs 1,258.60 billion in 37 bids at the two-days repo auction at a fixed rate of 7.75 per cent, while sold securities worth Rs 0.55 billion in two-bids at the 2-days reverse repo auction at a fixed rate of 6.75 per cent in the evening auction.