CME starts gold futures in Hong Kong in price-benchmark rivalry

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By Glenys Sim
Bloomberg News
Sunday, January 25, 2015

CME Group Inc. started physically delivered kilobar gold futures in Hong Kong as it joins a slew of other exchanges vying to establish new price benchmarks in the biggest consuming region.

The contract listed on the Comex is tied directly to the price of bullion of 99.99 percent purity in Hong Kong and will be physically delivered to vaults in the special administrative region. CME, owner of the largest futures exchange, said in September that trading may begin in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Shanghai Gold Exchange started bullion trading in the city’s free-trade zone on Sept. 18 while Singapore Exchange Ltd. began a wholesale kilobar contract on Oct. 13 as more of the world's gold is processed and used in the region and the 95-year-old fixing benchmark in London gets overhauled. Almost two-thirds of gold jewelry, bars, and coins were consumed in Asia in 2013, according to data from the World Gold Council. ...

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