The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.85 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover remaining a low 44.738 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 11,635 contracts, worth 35.343 million euros, with 35,214 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 21,526 contracts, worth 9.395 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank's contracts (10,747), followed by Eurobank (2,188), OTE (1,348), Piraeus Bank (1,351), Alpha Bank (2,322), Hellenic Postbank (687) and ATEbank (861).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.457
Pound sterling 0.891
Danish kroner  7.568
Swedish kroner 9.090
Japanese yen  117.46
Swiss franc  1.279
Norwegian kroner 7.920
Canadian dollar 1.398
Australian dollar 1.349