The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.49 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover remaining a heavy 106.685 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 21,534 contracts worth 80.683 million euors, with 21,194 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 56,317 contracts worth 26.002 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (11,894), followed by Eurobank (2,203), MIG (4,453), OTE (2,355), PPC (2,466), OPAP (1,168), Piraeus Bank (9,591), GEK (1,511), Alpha Bank (3,397), Marfin Popular Bank (2,836), Ellaktor (1,216), Mytilineos (1,588), Cyprus Bank (1,278), Hellenic Postbank (1,979) and ATEbank (2,422).

 

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.424

Pound sterling

0.880

Danish kroner

7.516

Swedish kroner

8.977

Japanese yen

115.6

Swiss franc

1.286

Norwegian kroner

7.946

Canadian dollar

1.400

Australian dollar

1.435