Market participants in China are optimistic that the long awaited options launch is approaching
"I’ve been coming to China for over a
decade and heard talk about the launch of options ever since my
first visit, but for the first time today I get the sense that
the market is serious about the launch," said a delegate at
last month’s FOW Derivatives World China Options
Forum in Dalian, China.
Indeed, ever since the launch of the modern futures market
in the 1990s with the establishment of the Zhengzhou Commodity
Exchange (formed out of the Zhengzhou Grain Exchange), the
Dalian Commodity Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange,
there has been speculation about the development of
But despite the numerous false dawns, market participants in
China today are confident of a launch within the next six
Speaking at the jointly organised FOW and Dalian Commodity
Exchange event, DCE Chairman Liu Xingqiang said that pace of
innovation in the options market was accelerating and that
options would significantly improve the quality of
China’s capital markets.
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