The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.35 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover a low 37.341 million euros.

Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,603 contracts worth 27.453 million euros, with 28,836 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 20,676 contracts worth 9.887 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (4,408), followed by Eurobank (1,048), MIG (1,116), OPAP (1,074), Piraeus Bank (2,578), Alpha Bank (2,811), Marfin Popular Bank (2,009), Cyprus Bank (2,726), PPC (750) and Mytilineos (430).

 

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.391

Pound sterling

0.854

Danish kroner

7.515

Swedish kroner 8.802

 

Japanese yen

114.24

Swiss franc

1.290

Norwegian kroner 7.763

 

Canadian dollar

1.356

Australian dollar

1.372