China's stocks fell for a second day as the government stepped up scrutiny of real estate investments and on concerns it may become more expensive for smaller companies to borrow money after a gauge of lending costs jumped.
China's stock index futures closed down Thursday with the contract for January 2011, the most actively traded, down 0.81 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,218.2 points.
Hong Kong stocks closed down 142.22 points, or 0.62 percent, at 22,902.97 on Thursday.
Chinese equities closed lower on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.79 percent, or 22.68 points, to close at 2,855.22 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 25.28 points, or 2.1 percent, to close at 1,176.36 on Thursday.
China's stocks fell, led by producers of consumer staples and banks, after the government raised fuel prices and concern grew over lenders' profitability as the government tightens monetary policy.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 51.33 points, or 0.22 percent, at 23,045.19 on Wednesday.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 13.28 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 1,201.65 on Wednesday.
China's stock index futures closed down Wednesday with the contract for January 2011, the most actively traded, down 1.46 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,243.6 points.
Chinese equities closed lower on Wednesday as the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.9 percent, or 26.21 points, to close at 2,877.9 points.