China treasury bond futures open lower Wednesday

December 3, 2014 10:45 am 

BEIJING, Dec. 3 — China's treasury bond futures opened lower on Wednesday, with contract for settlement in March 2015 opening 0.12 percent lower at 97.25 yuan (15.84 USD).

The contract for settlement in December and June 2015 had no trading at the opening.

The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on or profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.

The treasury bond futures were launched at the Shanghai-based china Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013. (PNA/Xinhua)



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