The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.34 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover remaining a low 30.631 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,874 contracts worth 23.938 million euros, with 28,186 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 11,710 contracts worth 6.692 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (2,983), followed by Eurobank (321), OTE (2,820), Piraeus Bank (913), GEK (1,366), Alpha Bank (647), Motor Oil (202), ATEbank (241) and Cyprus Bank (403).

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.460

Pound sterling

0.896

Danish kroner

7.518

Swedish kroner

9.102

Japanese yen

122.81

Swiss franc

1.309

Norwegian kroner

7.924

Canadian dollar

1.405

Australian dollar

1.392