The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.41 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover at 41.328 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 12,192 contracts worth 34.698 million euros, with 33,053 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 18,511 contracts worth 6.630 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,055), followed by Eurobank (1,060), OTE (1,716), Piraeus Bank (5,761), Alpha Bank (1,607), Hellenic Postbank (328), MIG (344) and PPC (342).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.467
Pound sterling  0.896
Danish kroner  7.567
Swedish kroner  9.095
Japanese yen 118.35
Swiss franc  1.235
Norwegian kroner  7.876
Canadian dollar  1.434
Australian dollar  1.376