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Dec 03, 2018 07:14 PM
FINANCE

China Further Rolls Back Curbs on Trading Stock Index Futures

During the 2015 market crash, Chinese regulators blamed domestic and foreign short-sellers using stock-index futures for worsening the market decline. Photo: VCG
During the 2015 market crash, Chinese regulators blamed domestic and foreign short-sellers using stock-index futures for worsening the market decline. Photo: VCG

* China’s financial futures exchange announced Sunday that it would lower margin requirements and commission charges for stock-index futures, and raise the daily trading limit

* Futures contracts with a stock index as the underlying asset are a key tool for investors to hedge against, or speculate on, broad price movements in the market, however they have faced restrictions since the 2015 market crash

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