Wheat futures edged up slightly on Monday, following a persistent expansion since early this month, as market concerns of a supply deficit grew on the back of this year's cold weather during the growing season.
Hong Kong stocks fell 159.21 points, or 0.79 percent, to end at 20,090.95 on Monday.
China's key stock index closed up 2.1 percent on Monday, boosted by expectations that the government will maintain stable economic policies for the rest of the year. Investor caution on IPO
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, rose 1.77 percent, to close at 908.05 points in Monday's trading.
China's stock index futures closed higher Monday with the contract for August, the most actively traded, up 2.99 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,697.6 points.
Chinese shares climbed 2.11 percent Monday, boosted by coal shares on half-year sales growth.
Asian stocks rose for a second week as record sales at Intel Corp and unprecedented economic growth in Singapore overshadowed weak US factory reports and a slowdown in China.
The weaker-than-expected performance reflected investors' wariness about ABC's asset quality and its growth prospects.Full Coverage
China's stock index futures closed down Friday with the contract for July, the most actively traded, down 0.92 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,596 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, dropped 0.03 percent, to close at 892.3 points in Friday's trading.
Chinese shares closed almost flat Friday, backed by property and financial shares.
H-shares of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) opened 1.56 percent higher than its initial public offering price of HK$3.20 (41 cents) at its debut Friday in Hong Kong.