China's stock index futures closed down Thursday with the contract for July, the most actively traded, down 1.09 percent from the previous trading day to end at 2,545.2 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, slumped 4.04 percent, to close at 882.19 points in Thursday's trading.
Agricultural Bank of China's Hong Kong share offering has been more than 10 times oversubscribed by institutional investors, signalling their healthy interest in the dual-market listing that could end up being the world's largest ever.
China's benchmark stock index dropped for a seventh day, the longest losing streak in 18 months, as a bigger-than-expected slowdown in the country's manufacturing last month added to evidence the economy is cooling. Wall Street ends H1 at new 2010 closing lows
Around the world, China's stock market was the worst-performing one except for Greece, which was mired in the European debt crisis and saw its stock market drop 34.69 percent.
China's stocks may rebound in the second half of the year as slowing inflation and falling property prices dispel investor concerns of increased tightening measures, CITIC Securities Co said.
The Chinese mainland, which has the worst-performing stock market after Greece, looks like a buy by almost any measure, according to top-ranked analysts of the Asian nation's shares.
Oil fell for a third day, the longest losing streak in six weeks, on concern economic growth in the United States and China, the world's two largest users, will slow.
Net assets of all Chinese fund products, except for Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) funds, totaled 2.05 trillion yuan as of June 30, down 500 billion yuan from the end of last year, the China Securities Journal reported Thursday.
Hong Kong stocks Wednesday closed down 119.91 points, or 0.59 percent, at 20,128.99, tracking losses on Wall Street overnight.
China's stocks fell, sending the benchmark index to the lowest in more than 14 months, on concern economists may reduce their growth forecasts for the nation because of policy tightening measures and the Europe debt crisis. Wall Street falls more than 2% Tuesday
Palm oil posted the biggest drop in eight days as crude oil slumped and soybeans declined, reducing demand for the tropical commodity used in food and biofuels.