The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a small premium (0.11 pct) in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover rising slightly to 67.145 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 14,572 contracts worth 52.952 million euros, with 32,815 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 35,318 contracts worth 14.193 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (7,231), followed by Eurobank (1,389), MIG (2,149), OTE (2,250), PPC (970), GEK (556), National Bank (6,135), Alpha Bank (3,903), Marfin Popular Bank (4,116), Mytilineos (1,618), Cyprus Bank (1,873), Hellenic Postbank (1,000) and Metka (472).

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.388

Pound sterling

0.868

Danish kroner

7.517

Swedish kroner

8.883

Japanese yen

114.15

Swiss franc

1.294

Norwegian kroner 7.867

 

Canadian dollar

1.359

Australian dollar

1.387