The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at 0.74 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover a low 35.021 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,199 contracts worth 25.671 million euros, with 26,301 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 17,791 contracts worth 9.350 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (5,651), followed by Eurobank (1,085), OTE (1,607), PPC (951), Piraeus Bank (2,599), Alpha Bank (2,778), Ellaktor (355), Mytilineos (268), Cyprus Bank (489) and ATEbank (585).