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Fish futures can provide new financial tool for China

Exchanges ponder hedging of seafood risks

| China

China saw an influx of speculative capital into commodities exchanges in 2016. Such hot-money rushes are caused by a dearth of alternative investment options. But if the central government were to allow sensible speculation, a planned Chinese seafood futures contract for trade on the Dalian Commodity Exchange could provide a new asset class for investors and a hedging tool for the industry.

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