The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.20 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover at 41.169 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,897 contracts worth 27.174 million euros, with 33,048 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 41,332 contracts worth 13.995 million euros, with investment interest focusing on MIG’s contracts (8,995), followed by Eurobank (2,350), OTE (1,705), PPC (927), Piraeus Bank (8,710), National Bank (4,930), Alpha Bank (2,705), Marfin Popular Bank (6,842), Mytilineos (926), Cyprus Bank (893) and Hellenic Postbank (613).

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.375

Pound sterling

0.856

Danish kroner

7.515

Swedish kroner 8.858

 

Japanese yen

113.55

Swiss franc

1.325

Norwegian kroner 7.931

 

Canadian dollar

1.368

Australian dollar

1.361