China's stock index futures closed higher Friday with the contract for May, the most actively traded, up 0.61 percent from the previous close to 3,127.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, edged up 0.06 percent, or 0.52 points, to 909.77 Friday.
Chinese shares rose Friday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.95 percent, or 26.95 points, to 2,871.03.
Huaneng Renewables Corp plans to revive a Hong Kong initial share sale after cutting the size of the offering by about 20 percent to $1 billion, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland fell on Thursday, dragging the benchmark index to a three-month low. That's after a slump in commodities raised concern producers' earnings will decline.
Analysts are still optimistic about Jiayuan.com International Ltd, NetQin Mobile Inc, and Renren Inc, the three Chinese Internet companies that listed on the Nasdaq this month, despite shares trading well below their IPO prices.
The gold price in Hong Kong moved down HK$ 308 to close at HK$13,848 per tael on Thursday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.
China's stock index futures closed lower Thursday with the contract for May, the most actively traded, down 1.72 percent from the previous close to 3,090.2.
Chinese shares fell Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.36 percent, or 39.34 points, to 2,844.08.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, edged down 2.23 percent, or 20.7 points, to 909.26 Thursday.
Sugar output may exceed demand for a second year after farmers boosted planting as futures surged, pushing prices lower, said Standard Chartered Bank. That may lower costs for drinks makers such as Coca-Cola Co.
Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings Ltd, China's biggest electronics retailer, said it will take "appropriate steps" after its former chairman told a newspaper he intends to sell all of his shares in the company.