ChiNext Index lower at midday Friday

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was down 1.61 percent to end at 3,491.51 points in the morning session Friday.

The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and other indices, reflects the performance of stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.