The December contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -3.04 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover at 47.276 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 10,972 contracts worth 39.133 million euros, with 28,370 open positions in the market.

 

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 13,388 contracts worth 8.143 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,885), followed by Eurobank (979), OTE (466), Piraeus Bank (2,053), Alpha Bank (1,083), Marfin Popular Bank (296), Cyprus Bank (274) and ATEbank (201).

 

 

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.388

Pound sterling

0.863

Danish kroner

7.513

Swedish kroner

9.371

Japanese yen

114.39

Swiss franc

1.350

Norwegian kroner

8.140

Canadian dollar

1.394

Australian dollar

1.387