Hong Kong stocks rose 89.88 points, or 0.39 percent, to close at 22,915.28 on Thursday.
China's stock index futures closed down Thursday with the contract for April, the most actively traded, down 0.2percent from the previous trading day to 3,267.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, 2010, increased 1.43 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,077.99 Thursday.
Chinese shares closed lower Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.77 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,946.71.
Lead futures were listed on the Shanghai Futures Exchange Thursday. The bench mark price of the seven contracts on the first day was 18,350 yuan per ton, Securities Times reported.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose for a fourth day on speculation fresh earthquakes in Japan will boost demand for non-nuclear energy and local governments will set targets for housing prices that are higher than analysts' estimates.
China's Henan Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Inc, partly owned by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and the private equity unit of Standard Chartered Plc plans to raise 3.5 billion yuan ($533.72 million) through a domestic initial public offering.
The Chinese currency, or the yuan, on Thursday weakened 24 basis points to 6.5625 per US dollar from Wednesday.
Chinese shares closed up Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 29.34 points, or 1 percent, to 2,948.48.
LontohCoal, a South African coal company, planned to launch an initial public offering on the Main Board in Hong Kong in the second half of this year, chief executive officer Tshepo Kgadima said on Tuesday.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose for a third day on speculation higher borrowing costs will bolster bank profits and concerns eased that the Japanese nuclear crisis may curb regional economic growth.
China's securities regulator announced Tuesday that it has approved coke futures trading on the Dalian Commodity Exchange.