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China treasury bond futures open higher Wednesday

Xinhua Financein ​BEIJING
2018-12-05 10:23

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China's five-year treasury bond futures opened higher on Wednesday, with the contract for settlement in December 2018 having no trading at opening.

The contract for settlement in March 2019 opened 0.14 percent higher at 99.1 yuan (about 14.5 U.S. dollars). The contract for settlement in June 2019 opened 0.25 percent higher at 99.22 yuan.

The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price on a set date. They allow investors to bet on and 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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