Platts reported that the anticipated launch of crude oil futures contract on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange accessible by foreigners, anticipated for last year, is now likely delayed until year-end 2016. Previously, the China Securities Regulatory Commission issued interim final measure and INE published proposed rules to effectuate the launching of this contract and opening of trading to foreigners. (Click here for further details regarding CSRC’s and INE’s actions in the article, “China Regulator Issues Final Interim Measures Governing Overseas Access to Its Futures Markets” in the July 5, 2015 edition of Bridging the Week.)