The mainland has taken a big step towards relaunching government bond futures, kicking off simulated trading of the derivative just one month after the securities regulator announced plans to introduce more futures contracts to the market.Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am
The trading value of commodity futures on the mainland jumped more than 80 per cent last year amid Beijing's efforts to liberalise the commodity markets to support the nation's rapid economic growth.5 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Beijing will delay the long-awaited launch of stock index futures for another year, as regulators are concerned over market stability amid the economic slowdown.24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Pudong's reputation as Shanghai's financial hub has received another boost with three sites in the area sold to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the China Securities Depository and Clearing Corp and the China Financial Futures Exchange.23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
March debut expected amid concerns about market turmoil
The mainland's long-heralded stock index futures launch has been put on ice again, with Premier Wen Jiabao reportedly fearing it could exacerbate market turbulence.19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Regulator bides time to avert rush to short sell on market correction
Convinced of a likely downturn in the mainland stock market, a frustrated Leon Sun is venting his anger on the country's securities regulators for a prolonged delay in introducing stock index futures.22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A former securities watchdog official has called for an early launch of stock index futures and a growth enterprise market on the mainland to facilitate the country's fast-developing financial markets.11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
The China Securities Regulatory Commission is set to allow select foreign investors to trade stock index futures to be launched soon to help set the tone for the nation's first equity-based derivative, sources said.
They said qualified foreign institutional investors would be allowed to invest up to 10 per cent of the US$10 billion quota to trade index futures.17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is poised to allow trading in the mainland's first equity-based derivatives - likely to be stock index futures contracts based on the Shanghai-Shenzhen 300 Index as early as next month.13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Change aims at preventing manipulation in stock market
China Financial Futures Exchange, which will operate the mainland's first equity index futures, has proposed slashing by 70 per cent the position limit on the product held by investors in a bid to better prevent them from manipulating the stock market.2 May 2007 - 12:00am
THE Suzhou Commodity Exchange will resume trading in red bean futures today, and keep a close eye on plywood futures, which have seen a sharp rise in speculative interest.
After a week of mandatory settlements, the alarmingly high open positions and prices of the February, April and June red bean contracts have fallen to safe levels.18 Jan 1996 - 12:00am