China Hushen 300 index futures close higher Wednesday

BEIJING, Oct. 11 -- China's Hushen 300 index futures closed higher on Wednesday, with the contract for October 2017 up 0.32 percent to finish at 3,902.2 points.

The November 2017 contract gained 0.29 percent to close at 3,899.2 points. The December 2017 contract was up 0.29 percent to finish at 3,898 points. The March 2018 contract went up 0.27 percent to finish at 3,894.6 points.

The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a preset value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from either gains or declines in the market.

The index futures was launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the contracts at 3,399 points.