China's five-year treasury bond futures opened mixed on Thursday, with the contract for settlement in June 2016 flat at 101 yuan (about 15.6 U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in September 2016 opened 0.06 percent lower at 100.4 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2016 opened 0.06percent lower at 99.7 yuan.
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 and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013.