The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.26 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 54.628 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 14,990 contracts worth 43.043 million euros, with 34,061 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 31,380 contracts worth 11.585 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (9,741), followed by Eurobank (2,370), MIG (1,586), OTE (2,283), Piraeus Bank (4,605), Alpha Bank (3,361), Marfin Popular Bank (1,484), Cyprus Bank (2,049), Hellenic Postbank (996) and OPAP (717).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.460
Pound sterling 0.885
Danish kroner  7.567
Swedish kroner 9.026
Japanese yen  118.98
Swiss franc  1.245
Norwegian kroner 7.875
Canadian dollar 1.419
Australian dollar 1.370