The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -1.02 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover remaining a low 56.890 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 15,945 contracts worth 47.953 million euros, with 35,399 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 20,933 contracts worth 8.936 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bankʼs contracts (7,887), followed by Eurobank (1,397), OTE (922), PPC (1,081), Alpha Bank (3,403), Marfin Popular Bank (1,203), ATEbank (1,319), Hellenic Postbank (912) and Cyprus Bank (689).

Foreign Exchange rates - Thursday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.444
Pound sterling  0.893
Danish kroner  7.569
Swedish kroner  9.118
Japanese yen  117.18
Swiss franc  1.273
Norwegian kroner  8.055
Canadian dollar  1.406
Australian dollar  1.364