The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading around its fair value in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover remaining a low 45.019 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,215 contracts worth 32.532 million euros with 29,375 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 24,700 contracts worth 12.487 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (5,807), followed by Eurobank (1,099), MIG (934), OTE (2,220), Piraeus Bank (1,590), Alpha Bank (2,922), Marfin Popular Bank (3,312), Cyprus Bank (1,550), Hellenic Postbank (1,222), OPAP (758), Mytilineos (714) and Hellenic Petroleum (565).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesd

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.394

Pound sterling

0.859

Danish kroner

7.516

Swedish kroner

8.814

Japanese yen

114.17

Swiss franc

1.294

Norwegian kroner

7.770

Canadian dollar

1.364

Australian dollar

1.371