Na­tion’s trea­sury bond fu­tures close lower

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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