The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, rose 1.28 percent, or 13.11 points, to close at 1,034.94 on Friday.
Chinese equities closed higher on Friday with the key Shanghai stock index up slightly, boosted by strong performance of medical sector.
China's stock index futures closed lower Friday with the contract for September, the most actively traded, fell 0.18 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,940.6 points.
HSBC Life Insurance Co, the insurance arm of global financial heavyweight HSBC, hopes to further consolidate its bancassurance business in China, said Terry Lo, chief executive officer of HSBC Life.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange expects more than 50 new listings this year as the island courts investment to capitalize on improved relations with the mainland.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 78.41 points, or 0.37 percent, at 21,167.27 on Thursday.
China's stock index futures closed lower Thursday with the contract for September, the most actively traded, dropped 1.45 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,947.6 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, dropped 0.44 percent, or 4.5 points, to close at 1,021.83 on Thursday.
Chinese equities on Thursday declined the most in two weeks as financial and property shares continued to fall, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 38.94 points, or 1.44 percent to close at 2,656.35.
Corn futures declined from the highest in more than 14 months as grains and other commodities tracked losses in equities on concern that global economic growth may be curbed.
Mainland stocks fell, dragging the benchmark index from a four-month high, as speculation the government will step up property curbs overshadowed gains by metals producers on the prospects output curbs will boost prices.