The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.18 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover a low 46.524 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 10,059 contracts worth 36.889 million euros, with 29,414 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 22,682 contracts, worth 9.635 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Marfin Popular Bank’s contracts (4,895), followed by Eurobank (1,253), Piraeus Bank (1,709), National Bank (3,594), Alpha Bank (3,508), ATEbank (1,134), Mytilineos (984), OTE (827) and PPC (743).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.393

Pound sterling

0.856

Danish kroner

7.515

Swedish kroner

8.778

Japanese yen

114.3

Swiss franc

1.295

Norwegian kroner

7.773

Canadian dollar

1.351

Australian dollar

1.368