The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.39 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover remaining a low 29.896 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7.734 contracts worth 23.452 million euros, with 34,658 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 14,642 contracts worth 6.444 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,526), followed by Eurobank (1,061), OTE (853), Piraeus Bank (560), Alpha Bank (1,631), Hellenic Postbank (483), ATEbank (1,569) and Motor Oil (270).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar   1.436
Pound sterling 0.883
Danish kroner  7.568
Swedish kroner 9.090
Japanese yen  116.26
Swiss franc  1.277
Norwegian kroner 7.918
Canadian dollar 1.388
Australian dollar 1.353