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China treasury bond futures close higher Monday

Xinhua, April 20, 2015 Adjust font size:

China's treasury bond futures closed higher on Monday, with the contract for settlement in June 2015, up 0.8 percent to finish at 98.075 yuan (16.01 U.S. dollars).

The contract for settlement in September 2015 gained 0.75 percent to close at 98.59 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2015 went up 0.67 percent to finish at 99.26 yuan.

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. Endi