The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of -0.96 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to 28.555 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,974 contracts worth 23.651 million euros, with 27,527 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 11,378 contracts worth 4.904 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (2,738), followed by Eurobank (1,093), OTE (576), Piraeus Bank (816), Alpha Bank (1,097), Intracom (1,260), Marfin Popular Bank (761), Hellenic Postbank (364) and ATEbank (945).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.454

Pound sterling

0.890

Danish kroner

7.517

Swedish kroner

9.084

Japanese yen

123.24

Swiss franc

1.323

Norwegian kroner

7.875

Canadian dollar

1.392

Australian dollar

1.381