The global financial crisis may have checked the commodity Bull Run, but the extraordinary growth of China’s economy will continue to exert upward pressure on commodity prices in the long term. Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) plans to harness the continued booming interest in Asian futures trading coming from consumers, producers and investors. Scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2009, the exchange will list US dollar-denominated commodity futures contracts.
In March 2009, HKMEx h
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