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AUD/CNH Futures

Australia’s emergence as one of China’s largest trade partners in commodities has created strong demand for inter-currency payments between Renminbi (RMB) and Australian dollars (AUD). AUD is the 5th most traded currency in the world as well as a component of the basket of currencies referenced by China in its managed float exchange rate regime. In addition, given Australia’s vast mining and mineral operations, AUD offers diversification benefits through its strong link with commodities’ prices. HKEX’s AUD/CNH futures provide transparency in price discovery reflecting exchange rate expectations driven by market forces.


Updated 20 Jan 2020


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Advantages

  • Capital efficiency of exchange-traded futures
  • Transparent pricing in a centralised trading environment
  • Block trade facility offers OTC flexibility with minimal counterparty risk
  • Dedicated liquidity providers to provide narrow bid ask spreads
  • Same Asian time zone for liquidity aggregation

 

Contract Summary

Item Contract Terms
Contract AUD/CNH Futures
(AUD = Australian Dollar /CNH = RMB traded in Hong Kong)
Trading Symbol CAU
Contract Month Spot month, the next calendar month and the next two calendar quarter months
Contract Size AUD 80,000
Price Quotation RMB per AUD (e.g. RMB 4.6942 per AUD)
Minimum Fluctuation RMB 0.0001 (4 decimal places)
Tick Value RMB 8
Trading Hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Day Session)
5:15 pm - 3:00 am (AHT Session)
(Expiring contract month closes at 11:00 am on the Last Trading Day)
Final Settlement Day The first Hong Kong Business Day after the Last Trading Day
Last Trading Day Two Hong Kong Business Days prior to the third (3rd) Wednesday of the Contract Month
Final Settlement Price WM/Reuters Intra-Day Spot Rate for AUD/USD at 11:00 a.m., multiplied by the USD/CNY(HK) Spot Rate published by the Treasury Markets Association (TMA) of Hong Kong at or around 11:30 a.m. on the Last Trading Day
Settlement Method Cash settled in RMB
Exchange Fee RMB 5.00

Waived from 30 May 2016 – 31 December 2019


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Margin Table

Market Makers or Liquidity Providers Information

Lists of Market Makers or Liquidity Providers in Futures Exchange Products 

Currency Futures and Options Products 

 
Providing Continuous Quotes   
   
 Market Makers / Liquidity Providers
 
  CFT   FLW GHF  HKB ICB NHT PHL  SGS TFF UWD YNT 
USD/CNH Futures    *  * *   *   * *  *  *
USD/CNH Options          *      *    
EUR/CNH Futures               *   *   
JPY/CNH Futures                 *  
AUD/CNH Futures               *   *  
INR/USD Futures    *  #       *    
CNH/USD Futures               *
*   

 

 
Providing Continuous Quotes
(After-Hours Futures Trading)

 Market Makers
SGS  UWD
USD/CNH Futures * *

 

* refers to a Futures Exchange Participant acting as a Market Maker or Liquidity Provider in Futures Exchange Products 

# refers to a Futures Exchange Participant acting as a Market Maker or Liquidity Provider in Futures Exchange Products under the Cash Incentive Program

 

Additional Information on Cash Incentive Liquidity Providers
 

Market

Aggregate Market Share in January 2020^

USD/CNH Futures

0%

INR/USD Futures

35%

 

  ^aggregate market share of liquidity providers who may receive cash incentive for January 2020, subject to HKEX’s approval (information last updated on 28 February 2020)

 

Updated 04 Mar 2020

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