The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.25 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover a low 42.069 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,699 contracts worth 29.977 million euros, with 34,697 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 25,788 contracts worth 12.092 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (5,393), followed by Eurobank (2,149), OTE (3,522), Piraeus Bank (4,534), Alpha Bank (2,036), Marfin Popular Bank (4,388), Cyprus Bank (561), Hellenic Postbank (415), MIG (592), ATEbank (239).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.385

Pound sterling

0.855

Danish kroner

7.515

Swedish kroner

8.951

Japanese yen

113.36

Swiss franc

1.309

Norwegian kroner

7.921

Canadian dollar

1.370

Australian dollar

1.369