China 2-year treasury bond futures close higher Monday

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's two-year treasury bond futures closed higher Monday, with the contract for March 2021 closing 0.08 percent higher at 100.36 yuan (about 15.54 U.S. dollars).

The contract for settlement in June 2021 closed 0.05 percent higher at 99.98 yuan. The contract for settlement in September 2021 closed 0.03 percent higher at 99.88 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.