The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount 1.36 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover rising to 34.590 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,207 contracts worth 28.743 million euros, with 30,075 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 14,195 contracts worth 5.846 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (4,741), followed by Piraeus Bank (3,353), Alpha Bank (1,952), Eurobank (1,513), OTE (641) and PPC (486).

                                                                   Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

                                    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:

                                                           U.S. dollar   1.501
                                                           Pound sterling  0.902
                                                           Danish kroner  7.569
                                                           Swedish kroner  9.061
                                                           Japanese yen  122.78
                                                           Swiss franc  1.314
                                                           Norwegian kroner  7.926
                                                           Canadian dollar  1.427
                                                           Australian dollar  1.379