The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.85 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover a low 30.490 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,190 contracts wortrh 24.976 million euros, with 25,336 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 11,251 contracts worth 5.514 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (3,279), followed by Eurobank (896), MIG (728), OTE (1,246), Piraeus Bank (881), Alpha Bank (871) and ATEbank (806).