The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 1.01 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover remaining a low 34.589 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 8,287 contracts worth 28.294 million euros, with 26,618 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 11,537 contracts worth 6.295 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (3,100), followed by Eurobank (861), OTE (1,614), OPAP (468), Piraeus Bank (859), Alpha Bank (666), Cyprus Bank (383), Hellenic Postbank (1,026) and ATEbank (377).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.458

Pound sterling

0.895

Danish kroner

7.518

Swedish kroner

9.154

Japanese yen

122.84

Swiss franc

1.312

Norwegian kroner

7.94

Canadian dollar

1.397

Australian dollar

1.389