China treasury bond futures close higher Monday

BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- China's treasury bond futures closed higher on Monday, with the contract for settlement in June closing at 94.7 yuan (15.4 U.S. dollars), up 0.30 percent.

The contract for settlement in September gained 0.19 percent to close at 95.1 yuan, while the December contract closed at 95.2 yuan, up 0.35 percent.

The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and 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 (CFFEX) and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013.