The June contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 1.51 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover shrinking to 37.350 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,777 contracts worth 28.622 million euros, with 34,378 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 23,910 contracts worth 8.728 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (7,939), followed by Eurobank (1,019), MIG (944), OTE (2,057), Piraeus Bank (1,007), Alpha Bank (1,940), Marfin Popular Bank (668), Cyprus Bank (856) and ATEbank (5,329).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.487
Pound sterling  0.905
Danish kroner  7.568
Swedish kroner  9.143
Japanese yen  119.31
Swiss franc  1.242
Norwegian kroner  7.957
Canadian dollar  1.451
Australian dollar  1.390