China plans gold futures trading

China aims to start gold futures trading in the near term, a move meant to add to the country's limited investment options amid soaring demand for the precious metal, state press reported on Tuesday 7 September.

"China's gold market is growing fast with more products," the Shanghai Daily quoted central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan as saying.

"The yellow metal's safe-haven status as an investment channel has not been fully developed yet and that's what China will endeavour to do," Zhou said at t

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