The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 1.02 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover remaining a low 43.131 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,651 contracts worth 32.318 million euros, with 28,173 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 21,233 contracts, worth 10.813 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank's contracts (5,681), followed by Eurobank (1,230), OTE (2,229), PPC (1,057), Piraeus Bank (1,345), Alpha Bank (4,853), Cyprus Bank(1,143), Hellenic Postbank(1,046) and ATEbank(328).

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.456
Pound sterling 0.890
Danish kroner 7.517
Swedish kroner 9.037
Japanese yen 121.33
Swiss franc 1.3
Norwegian kroner 7.870
Canadian dollar 1.404
Australian dollar 1.384