The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.42 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover shrinking further to 17.861 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index was 4,414 contracts worth 13.457 million euros, with 33,443 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 9,276 contracts worth 4.404 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (3,901), followed by Eurobank (880), OTE (577), OPAP (314), Piraeus Bank (369), GEK (1,223), Alpha Bank (607) and Titan (144).

Foreign Exchange rates

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.471
Pound sterling 0.897
Danish kroner  7.568
Swedish kroner  9.156
Japanese yen  118.25
Swiss franc  1.285
Norwegian kroner 8.064
Canadian dollar 1.418
Australian dollar  1.378