The China Securities Regulatory Commission is considering future contracts for hogs, pulp, red dates and apples as part of its efforts to develop its futures market. Photo: Bloomberg

Will hogs and apples spur China’s real economy or are they just speculative bets?

China is keen to use the futures market to help businesses hedge against risks. A record 4.13 billion futures contracts were traded in 2016, up 15.6 per cent from 2015

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The China Securities Regulatory Commission is considering future contracts for hogs, pulp, red dates and apples as part of its efforts to develop its futures market. Photo: Bloomberg
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