China stock index futures open higher Thursday

December 4, 2014 12:18 pm 

BEIJING, Dec. 4 — China's stock index futures opened higher on Thursday, with the contract for settlement in December, the most actively traded, opened 14 points higher at 3,002.2 points.

The contract for settlement in January 2015 opened 16 points higher at 3,013. The March 2015 contract opened 10.4 points higher at 3,022 points. The June 2015 contract opened 10.2 points higher at 3,029 points.

The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a present value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from either gains or declines in the market.

The index futures were launched at the china Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the four contracts at 3,399 points. (PNA/Xinhua)



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