The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -2.08 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover rising to 106.024 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 20,261 contracts, worth 80.893 million euros, with 31,436 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 55,018 contracts worth 25.131 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (10,305), followed by Eurobank (5,963), MIG (1,286), OTE (1,182), Piraeus Bank (8,127), Alpha Bank (13,111), Marfin Popular Bank (7,458), Ellaktor (953), Cyprus Bank (966), Hellenic Postbank (1,606) and ATEbank (975).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.377

Pound sterling

0.849

Danish kroner

7.514

Swedish kroner

8.832

Japanese yen

114.59

Swiss franc

1.306

Norwegian kroner

7.831

Canadian dollar

1.355

Australian dollar

1.362