The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.62 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to 20.457 million euros.

Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 3,408 contracts worth 25.423 million euros, with 25,423 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 12,799 contracts worth 7.648 million euros, with investment interest focusing on OTE’s contracts (3,097), followed by Eurobank (479), PPC (454), Piraeus Bank (919), National Bank (3,014), Alpha Bank (1,897), Mytilineos (726), Cyprus Bank (705), ATEbank (427) and Hellenic Postbank (340).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.430

Pound sterling

0.878

Danish kroner

7.516

Swedish kroner

8.971

Japanese yen

115.96

Swiss franc

1.293

Norwegian kroner

7.942

Canadian dollar

1.397

Australian dollar

1.422