China’s Stock Futures Decline on Europe Debt, Property Concerns

07/05/2012 04:59 AST  Bloomberg

China’s stock futures fell on concern over Europe’s debt crisis after Socialist Francois Hollande was elected president of France and after the Xinhua News Agency reported Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. suspended a discount on mortgages for first-time home buyers nationwide.

Futures on the CSI 300 Index (SHSZ300) expiring in May, the most active contract, lost 0.1 percent to 2,708.60 as of 9:19 a.m. local time. China Vanke Co. (000002) and Poly Real Estate Group Co. may lead declines for developers on speculation housing demand will weaken. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (600028), Asia’s biggest oil refiner, may drop after the Shanghai Securities News said fuel prices may be cut today.

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