China's treasury bond futures closed lower on Wednesday, with the contract for settlement in June 2015 down 0.58 percent to finish at 96.3 yuan (15.53 U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in September 2015 lost 0.64 percent to close at 96.6 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2015 went down 0.52 percent to finish at 97.4 yuan.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on and profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.
The treasury bond futures were launched at the Shanghai-based China Financial Futures Exchange and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013.