The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.47 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover remaining a low 44.468 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,500 contracts worth 34.774 million euros, with 35,657 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 24,327 contracts worth 9.694 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (6,637), followed by Eurobank (1,136), GEK (1,750), National Bank (5,397), Alpha Bank (2,608), Intracom (982), Marfin Popular Bank (1,016), Mytilineos (1,053) and Intralot (431).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.380

Pound sterling

0.867

Danish kroner

7.514

Swedish kroner

8.937

Japanese yen

113.39

Swiss franc

1.299

Norwegian kroner

7.990

Canadian dollar

1.378

Australian dollar

1.387