China's stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.30 percent to open at 2,587.61.
The uptrend in soybean prices is expected to continue due to rising domestic demand and the possible impact on global food prices from Russia's ban on wheat exports, analysts said.
China needs to expand the scale of its local government bonds issuance to better understand the hidden debts of local governments, a top government think tank economist said on Tuesday.
Hong Kong stocks closed down 327. 99 points, or 1.5 percent, at 21,473.6 on Tuesday.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 3.71 percent, or 38.35points, to close at 993.99 points in Tuesday's trading.
China's stock index futures closed lower Tuesday with the contract for August, the most actively traded, down 2.54 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,837 points.
Chinese shares fell their most in six weeks Tuesday as foreign trade and property price data releases showed the economy cooling.
ChiNext stocks dropped 0.36 point to open at 1.031.98 on Tuesday.
China's stock index futures open mixed at their openings Tuesday with the contract for settlement in August, the most actively traded, up 2.4 points, to open at 2,913.2 from the previous trading.
The gold price in Hong Kong went down HK$58 to open at HK$11,118 per tael on Tuesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.
China's stocks opened slightly higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.01 percent to open at 2,672.79.
China's Ministry of Finance said Monday it plans to auction two batches of local government bonds from Tuesday.