China, Hong Kong stocks fall, investors await economic data
* CSI300 -0.1 pct; SSEC -0.3 pct; HSI -0.5 pct
* Investors awaiting further stimulus, govt data
* China to release trade data for July on Saturday
HONG KONG, Aug 6 (Reuters) - China stocks slipped on Thursday in subdued trade as some investors awaited direction from coming economic data and others remained wary of the market in spite of government support.
In past weeks, Beijing has rolled out an unprecedented series of support measures, including cajoling Chinese brokerages and pension funds to buy stocks and cracking down on short-selling.
The CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent, to 3,861.74 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent, to 3,682.31 points.
China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.2 percent, to 3,771.8, or 89.94 points below the current value of the underlying index.
"Investors don't have strong interest to participate in the market as they don't have confidence," said Steven Leung, a director at UOB Kay Hian in Hong Kong.
"They take a wait-and-see approach and watch out for new government policy, in particular those linking to economic and infrastructure-related areas," Leung added. Continuación...