BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's two-year treasury bond futures closed higher on Thursday, with the contract for June 2019 closing 0.01 percent higher at 99.865 yuan (about 14.93 U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in September 2019 closed 0.02 percent higher at 99.75 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2019 closed 0.48 percent higher at 100.865 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 Aug. 17, 2018.