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Hong Kong to launch futures contracts on MSCI China A Index

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said Monday it has signed a license agreement with the global index provider the MSCI to introduce futures contracts on the MSCI China A Index, in a bid to give international investors with exposure to Chinese stocks the ability to hedge risks.

According to the exchange's announcement, the new contracts, which will be listed and traded in Hong Kong, will enable investors to bet on or against the A-share market and protect them from adverse price movements.

By November, the underlying MSCI China A Index will comprise 421 large- and mid-cap A . . .

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