The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.78 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover shrinking to 41.731 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,075 contracts worth 33.575 million euros, with 29,581 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contract on equities totaled 16,454 contracts worth 8.156 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (2,721), followed by Eurobank (1,317), MIG (582), OTE (596), PPC (572), National Bank (2,702), Alpha Bank (2,252), Marfin Popular Bank (754), Ellaktor (654), Mytilineos (618), Cyprus Bank (856), Hellenic Postbank (1,041

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.387

Pound sterling

0.862

Danish kroner

7.514

Swedish kroner

8.902

Japanese yen

113.42

Swiss franc

1.290

Norwegian kroner

7.826

Canadian dollar

1.359

Australian dollar

1.368