China's stock index futures closed down Thursday with the contract for July, the most actively traded, down 1.42 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,604 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 3.23 percent, to close at 892.56 points in Thursday's trading.
Profit taking depressed Chinese shares on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.87 percent to end at 2,424.30 points.
Shares of the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) opened 2.24 percent higher than its initial public offering price of 2.68 yuan (40 cents) on its first day of trading on the Shanghai bourse Thursday. ABC stable in trading debut
Agricultural Bank of China Ltd rose 2.2 percent on its debut in Hong Kong, after posting the smallest first-day gain among major rivals in Shanghai yesterday following a $19.2 billion initial stock sale.
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China's stock index futures closed down Wednesday with the contract for July, the most actively traded, up 0.57 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,647 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, dropped 0.94 percent, to close at 922.36 points in Wednesday's trading.
Chinese shares close higher Wednesday ahead of the release of second-quarter economic data, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.82 percent to end at 2,470.44 points.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) China Index may rebound in the near term because concern that the economy will slow is already priced into the shares after annual declines and as liquidity improves, JPMorgan Chase & Co said.
Mainland stocks fell, with the benchmark index declining the most in two weeks, after the government quashed speculation it will abandon real-estate curbs that drove property prices lower for the first time in 16 months.