Standard Chartered becomes first foreign bank to trade bond futures in China


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SHANGHAI, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc's (STAN.L) China unit said it had become the first foreign bank to trade treasury bond futures in the country which is deregulating capital markets. The move comes as China steps up efforts to draw global investors amid months of foreign money outflows from its $20-trillion bond market. In a statement on Wednesday, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd said it had completed its first treasury bond futures transaction in China, with the permission of regulators. Treasury bond futures are a key tool to manage interest rate risks, and China's opening-up of the market...