The launch of equity options in China is the logical step for the evolving market, the French broker believes
China’s derivatives market will undergo
significant changes, with financial and currency derivatives
set to overtake commodities in the next eight years, a
senior Newedge banker told FOW, writes Joe
The Shanghai Stock Exchange plans to launch the
country’s first single stock option on April 1,
while, according to Eric Shi, head of China commodities at
Newedge, the liberalisation of China’s currency
will hold the key to its future.
"I predict financial derivatives on interest rates, equities
– both index and individual stock based – and
currencies will dramatically overtake commodities in the next
five to eight years," Shi told FOW.
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