Hong Kong, London gold contracts to launch by June-July - HKEX chief

(Corrects to specify June or July, not early July)

HONG KONG, April 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong Exchanges and

Clearing Ltd plans to launch Hong Kong and London gold

contracts by June or July this year, Chief Executive Charles Li

said on Tuesday.

The bourse planned to launch trading in two separate London

and Hong Kong gold contracts to "coincide with" the 20th

anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong back to China,

Li told a conference.

(Reporting by Michelle Price; Editing by Richard Pullin)