Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) is asking futures brokers to help boost trading volumes and liquidity in its nascent crude oil futures trade as the first contract heads for expiry later this month, two sources said. The INE, part of the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE), has approached in recent weeks at least two major brokers about finding investors to drum up business in the less-active forward months, two sources familiar with the matter said.  Those investors would be similar to market makers, who are often deployed by international exchanges such as CME Group Inc and Intercontinental Exchange to fuel activity in new contracts. INE does not have an official market-making program. The potential candidates for the role would be institutional investors, […]