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China's changing debt risks drive up bond futures volumes


Since 2014, China has sought to reduce overall debt levels, almost three times the size of the economy.

Since 2014, China has sought to reduce overall debt levels, almost three times the size of the economy.

SHANGHAI: Trading volumes in China's typically sleepy bond futures market have exploded in recent months as investors seek to hedge the growing risks of rising interest rates and a volatile debt sector.

Turnover of five- and 10-year bond futures quadrupled between October and December last year, data from China's financial futures exchange showed, a massive spurt for a market that has attracted only modest attention since its opening three years ago.

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