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Commodity Webinar: How to access China? A Foray into the Chinese Capital Markets

With the opening of the financial markets in China, trading firms from around the world are increasingly interested in the these markets. While the volumes at the three commodity exchanges in Dalian, Shanghai, and Zhengzhou dropped to 470 million lots in the first six months of 2011, compared to 762 million in the same period in 2010, trading opportunities in the world’s biggest commodity markets are plentiful.

Our distinguished speakers will not only share their knowledge about the Chinese market structure, the participants and trading opportunities, but equally important, they will explain how to capture those opportunities in a jungle of regulations, cultural differences and technological challenges. How to access China successfully.

Please join us for this webinar moderated by Chris Hall, Editor in Chief, THE TRADE (ASIA) on Thursday, September 29th at

10am Chicago   4pm London    11pm Shanghai

Panelists
Nick Ronalds, Executive Director, FIA Asia
Dean Owen, Chief Representative & SVP, China, Newedge
Steffen Gemuenden, CEO, RTS Realtime Systems

Who should attend? Firms looking to capture opportunities in the Chinese Derivatives markets including:
• Proprietary Trading firms
• Hedge Funds
• Brokers
• Supply Chain Management firms

Please register here.

This webinar is free to attend. Please feel free to send this invitation to interested colleagues.

*If this timing does not work for you, please still register for the webinar. A recording will be made available to all who register.

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China Regulators: Careful preparations ahead of Index Futures

The long-awaited stock index futures in the mainland market still need careful preparation due to changing situations, a senior official with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said, dampening market hopes that the product will kick off year.

At the half-yearly work meeting of the CSRC this week, a senior official said the regulator will continue preparatory work for the stock index futures under the principle of pursuing high standards and a smooth start, China Business News reported Thursday, quoting a source who attended the meeting as well.
While fortifying operations for existing futures products, the regulator will introduce new trading products steadily, the official said.

Currently, the nation’s fuel oil and metal futures contracts are traded in the Shanghai Futures Exchange, while farm produce futures deals are made in Zhengzhou and Dalian.

Established in 2006, the China Financial Futures Exchange will cover trading of Financial derivatives, including the stock index futures. Its virtual transaction is already under way.
Previously, there were market rumors that preparations for the index futures were close to an end and the launch was just around the corner.

Although the regulator has expressed similar expectations on different occasions, the situation has changed beyond the original plan so far, the CSRC official said. He vowed that financial authorities will review the market performance and make relevant preparations.
The official noted that the regulators will carefully consider individual investors’degrees of acceptance in the design of index futures. They will also draw lessons from warrants issued to prevent excessive speculation.

Last week, a source from China International Capital Co said the stock index futures trading is likely to be launched in January of next year rather than sometime this year after the Beijing Olympics.
The source stressed that the authorities deemed it prudent to launch index futures trading in a stable stock market environment with limited daily price fluctuations.

Source: SINA.com, CITIC Futures, Mr. Liang Haisan, 01. August 2008

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