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China plans urea, japonica rice futures next month -regulator

BEIJING, July 5 (Reuters) - China will start trading urea futures and japonica rice futures from next month, the securities regulator said on Friday, as the country expands its range of agricultural product derivatives.

Urea futures will start trading on Aug. 9 and japonica futures will start on Aug. 16, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said at a briefing on Friday.

The commission also approved the trading of TSR20 rubber futures starting from Aug. 12.

(Reporting by Zhang Xiaochong and Dominique Patton; editing by Darren Schuettler)