The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.88 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to 26.992 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 5,896 contracts worth 21.984 million euros.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 7,467 contracts worth 5.008 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (1,649), followed by Eurobank (457), OTE (1,220), PPC (899), Piraeus Bank (203), Alpha Bank (677), Mytilineos (642), Cyprus Bank (358), Hellenic Postbank (225).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.414

Pound sterling

0.885

Danish kroner

7.517

Swedish kroner

9.044

Japanese yen

115.51

Swiss franc

1.301

Norwegian kroner

7.937

Canadian dollar

1.384

Australian dollar

1.378