Mainland stocks fell, erasing earlier gains, on speculation the China's central bank will accelerate increases in interest rates after boosting borrowing costs over the weekend. Bonds dropped and yuan forwards climbed.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 39.21 points, or 3.43 percent, to close at 1,105.30 Monday.
China's stock index futures closed down Monday with the contract for January 2011, the most actively traded, down 2.45 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,118.6 points.
China's stocks closed down Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.9 percent, or 53.76 points, to finish at 2,781.4 points.
Asian stocks rose for the third week this month as a report showed US retail sales increased and China reported "concrete action" to help stabilize Europe's economy.
Stocks fell, driving down the benchmark index for a sixth week out of seven, on concerns a cash shortage will make it difficult for companies to borrow for expansion and new regulations in Beijing may limit car sales.
Hong Kong stocks closed down 69.17 points, or 0.30 percent, at 22,833.80 on Friday.
China's stock index futures closed down Friday with the contract for January 2011, the most actively traded, down 0.84 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,196.4 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 31.86 points, or 2.71 percent, to close at 1,144.50 Friday.
Chinese equities closed lower Friday as the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index went down 0.7 percent, or 20.06 points, to close at 2,835.16 points.
Palm oil advanced for a fourth day on speculation that China, the top cooking oils user, and other emerging markets will fuel demand for farm commodities in 2011.