The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 1.24 pct on its debut in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover rising to 33.522 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,830 contracts, worth 27.319 million euros, with 27,963 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 17,392 contracts worth 6.203 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank's contracts (7,570), followed by Piraeus Bank (3,645), Eurobank (1,663), Alpha Bank (1,359), ATEbank (501), Hellenic Postbank (464) and Bank of Cyprus (386).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.444
Pound sterling  0.892
Danish kroner   7.571
Swedish kroner  9.308
Japanese yen   115.95
Swiss franc   1.222
Norwegian kroner  8.045
Canadian dollar  1.421
Australian dollar  1.373