The December contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.81 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover a low 37.370 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,120 contracts worth 31.298 million euros, with 33,402 open positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 14,121 contracts worth 6.072 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts 3,162), followed by Eurobank (656), MIG (2,254), OTE (926), Piraeus Bank (1,834), Alpha Bank (1,221), Marfin Popular Bank (1,079), Cyprus Bank (251), Hellenic Postbank (209) and METKA (387).

 

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.358

Pound sterling

0.855

Danish kroner

7.514

Swedish kroner

9.473

Japanese yen

113.4

Swiss franc

1.353

Norwegian kroner

8.250

Canadian dollar

1.388

Australian dollar

1.391