BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's 10-year treasury bond futures opened higher Thursday, with the contract for settlement in June 2019 opening at 96.44 yuan (about 14.42 U.S. dollars), up 0.07 percent.
The contract for settlement in September 2019 opened 0.08 percent higher at 96.06 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2019 opened 0.07 percent higher at 95.855 yuan.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price on a 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 March 20, 2015.