China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday it will sell 10 billion yuan ($1.53 billion) in book-entry discount treasury bonds next week at an annual interest rate of 2.55 percent.
China's biggest investment bank is turning "cautious" on the country's stocks, just as six of its overseas rivals and the manager of the largest mutual fund say it's time to buy.
Hong Kong stocks lost 5.93 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 24,008.07 on Friday.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, dropped 6.56 points, or 0.65 percent, to 1,010.06 Friday.
Chinese shares closed mixed Friday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 7.89 points, or 0.26 percent, to 3,050.53.
China's stock index futures closed mixed Friday with the contract for April, the most actively traded, down 0.35percent from the previous trading day to 3,340.6.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland fell on Thursday, driving the benchmark index down by the most in two weeks.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, dropped 4.13 points, or 0.40 percent, to 1,016.62 Thursday.
Hong Kong stocks lost 121.03 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 24,014 on Thursday.
China's stock index futures closed down Thursday with the contract for April, the most actively traded, down 0.56 percent from the previous trading day to 3,347.2.
Chinese shares closed lower Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 7.76 points, or 0.25 percent, to 3,042.64.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose for the first time in three days as drugmakers, home appliance companies and other so-called defensive shares rose on speculation they are more sheltered from faster inflation and an economic slowdown.