China treasury bond futures open higher Wednesday
BEIJING, Dec. 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — China’s five-year treasury bond futures opened higher on Wednesday, with the contract for settlement in March 2017 up 0.53 percent at 98.3 yuan (about USD14.15).
The contract for settlement in June 2017 opened 0.16 percent higher at 97.2 yuan. The contract for settlement in September 2017 opened at 96.59 yuan, up 0.02 percent from the previous close.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and 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. (PNA/Xinhua)