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China treasury bond futures open mixed Friday

2015-10-09 09:36

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China's five-year treasury bond futures opened mixed on Friday, with the contract for settlement in December 2015 opening 0.04 percent higher at 99.15 yuan (about 15.62 U.S. dollars).

The contract for settlement in March 2016 opened 0.01 percent higher at 99.13 yuan.

The contract for settlement in June 2016 opened flat at 99.2 yuan.

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 and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013.

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