COMMENT – Lessons from the Chinese Commodities Derivative Markets


Prof. Joshy Jacob, IIM Ahmedabad The Chinese commodities derivatives market has grown at a rapid pace in the recent past. Today, the Chinese commodities derivative exchanges are among the top-five globally. Out of the top-15 futures contracts in the world, nine are traded at the Chinese exchanges. Our recent field study on the Chinese markets […]

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MySteel Global – More Chinese futures contracts allowed to go international

More futures contracts in China will be allowed to seek the participation of international investors by China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), as the country’s regulatory body has opened expressed its intention to promote dual circulation in the derivatives markets. “Enhancing the opening to the overseas investors in our capital market will enable us to remove […]

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Oil futures plunge below zero as prices collapse to two-decades low on lack of demand


Oil prices collapsed to more than two-decade lows as traders grow concerned that storage facilities are reaching their limits, while equities were mixed, with some support coming from signs that the coronavirus may have peaked in Europe and the United States. The May futures contract for West Texas Intermediate (WTI), which represents the US’ shale […]

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Indian basmati exporters find hedging tool amid Iran uncertainty

Indian exporters of basmati rice, who have been facing uncertainty due to tensions between leading buyer Iran and the United States, will probably breathe easier with the launch of a futures contract that will enable hedging against such risks.   The National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) will today launch a basmati contract called Pusa […]

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India’s MCX to launch crude oil options on May 15

India’s Multi Commodity Exchange, the country’s largest commodity derivatives exchange, said it will launch options trading in Crude oil (100 barrels) futures from May 15. The regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India, has approved the options contract last week, the exchange added. Two crude oil options contracts expiring on June 15 and July 17 […]

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