China's stock index futures closed higher Thursday with the contract for April, the most actively traded, up 0.40 percent from the previous trading day to 3,323.8.
Chinese shares closed higher Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 6.55 points, or 0.22 percent, to 3,007.91.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc said it's confident Chinese copper demand will continue to rise even as the nation hikes interest rates to cool inflation.
China Mining United Fund, a private company focused on mining-related investments, said on Wednesday it plans an initial public offer for its energy and gold assets this year, Reuters reported.
Hong Kong stocks rose 134.47 points, or 0.56 percent, to close at 24,285.05 on Wednesday.
China's stock index futures closed higher Wednesday with the contract for April, the most actively traded, up 1.23percent from the previous trading day to 3,308.0.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, slumped 2.05 percent, or 20.82 points, to 994.26 Wednesday.
Chinese shares closed higher Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 33.95 points, or 1.14 percent, to 3,001.36.
Crude fell from its highest level in more than 30 months as forecasts for growing inventories in the United States and an interest-rate increase in China fanned concern that demand in the world's two biggest oil consumers may slow.
China's economy will maintain "stable" growth of 7 to 8 percent a year, supporting demand for commodities including aluminum and copper, said a senior official at Aluminum Corporation of China.
Hong Kong stocks rose 348.68 points, or 1.46 percent, to close at 24,150.58 on Monday.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose on Friday, driving the benchmark index's biggest rally in four weeks. The advance came as growth in manufacturing signaled the economy is withstanding increases in interest rates and other tightening measures.