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New toys for flash boys in China's fledgling derivatives trade

Brokerages, fund managers employ tools to gain precious microseconds dealing in new options, futures contracts

New derivative products in China are intended to help investors hedge risk, but it also gives rise to the kind of sophisticated trading strategies that have made quick-trading flash boys notorious in the West.


THE rapid liberalisation of China's derivatives market has attracted a new breed of creative traders employing complex trading strategies that can generate quick profits - and an extra dollop of risk - in China's runaway stock boom. Brokerages and fund managers are investing in