The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.44 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising slightly to 41.858 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 10,665 contracts worth 34.371 million euros, with 28,396 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 18,084 contracts worth 7.486 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,204), followed by MIG (722), Eurobank (601), OTE (1,304), OPAP (902), Piraeus Bank (731), Alpha Bank (1,042), Hellenic Postbank (1,584) and ATEbank (607).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released
by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar   1.441
Pound sterling   0.885
Danish kroner   7.517
Swedish kroner  8.992
Japanese yen   119.18
Swiss franc  1.294
Norwegian kroner   7.825
Canadian dollar 1.380
Australian dollar 1.373