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China Hushen 300 index futures close higher Thursday

Xinhua, August 4, 2016 Adjust font size:

China's Hushen 300 index futures closed higher Thursday, with the contract for August 2016 going up 0.39 percent to finish at 3,177.2 points.

The September 2016 contract gained 0.4 percent to close at 3,154 points. The December 2016 contract was up 0.56 percent to finish at 3,107.6 points. The March 2017 contract went up 0.63 percent to finish at 3,074.4 points.

The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a preset value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from either gains or declines in the market.

The index futures was launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the contracts at 3,399 points. Endi