China's stock index futures closed higher Monday with the contract for September, the most actively traded, rose 2.31 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,992.2 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 2.50 percent, or 25.94 points, to close at 1,010.76 on Monday.
Asian stocks rose, lifting the MSCI Asia Pacific Index to its biggest weekly increase in three, as Japan said it's ready to act to rein in the yen and reports showed growth in Chinese and US manufacturing.
The stock market moves in advance of the formal reports of economic activity.
China may soon take a major step forward to expand the country's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market, a move that experts said is a key to establish a multi-layer capital market.
Despite lingering pessimism in the United States economy, some American investors have shown unabated interest in investing in Chinese companies listed on US stock markets.
Mainland stocks rose as automakers gained on prospects sales will pick up, countering declines by developers on concern that the government will impose more measures to curb property speculation.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 102. 58 points, or 0.49 percent, at 20,971.50 on Friday. Turnover totaled HK$72.65 billion compared with Thursday's HK$66.13 billion. ($1 equals HK$7.774)
China's stock index futures closed higher Friday with the contract for September, the most actively traded, rose 0.2 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,933 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, rose 2.15 percent, or 21.78 points, to close at 1,036.7 on Friday.
Chinese equities closed mixed on Friday with the key Shanghai stock index down, led by banking shares and property developers on speculation that the government would announce more tightening measures over concern that bad loan might rise.