Nation’s treasury bond futures close lower
China’s treasury bond futures closed lower on Monday, with the contract for settlement in March 2017 closed 0.58 percent lower at 97.835 yuan ($14.2). The June 2017 contract closed 0.67 percent lower at 97.005 yuan. The September 2017 contract finished at 96.5 yuan, down 0.82 percent. 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.
Runners celebrate completing the Second Santa Run in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, on Sunday. This year’s event promoted concern for left-behind children.