The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.46 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover remaining a low 36.048 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,737 contracts worth 25.713 million euros, with 32,044 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 22,295 contracts worth 10.335 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (5,376), followed by Eurobank (1,464), MIG (693), OTE (2,253), Piraeus Bank (1,567), Alpha Bank (1,857), Marfin Popular Bank (5,340), Mytilineos (929) and Hellenic Postbank (523).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.354

Pound sterling

0.846

Danish kroner

7.516

Swedish kroner

8.826

Japanese yen

113.05

Swiss franc

1.317

Norwegian kroner

7.94

Canadian dollar

1.338

Australian dollar

1.353