AsianetApril 12, 2013 17:33
China's stock index futures closed lower on Friday, with the contract for April 2013, the most actively traded, down 0.35 percent from the previous trading day to 2,461.8 points. The May 2013 contract dropped 0.32 percent to 2,464.0. The June 2013 contract lost 0.36 percent to 2,460.0 points, while the September 2013 contract went down 0.41 percent to 2,466.6 points.
The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a preset value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from both gains and declines in the market.