The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at his nominal price in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 53.251 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 15,721 contracts, worth 44.373 million euros, with 27,764 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 28,022 contracts worth 8.876 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank's contracts (8,791), followed by Piraeus Bank (6,970), Alpha Bank (2,265), ATEbank (2,271), Eurobank (1,861), Bank of Cyprus (1,793) and OTE (781) .

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.458
Pound sterling 0.9
Danish kroner  7.570
Swedish kroner 9.293
Japanese yen 116.93
Swiss franc  1.230
Norwegian kroner 8.030
Canadian dollar 1.423
Australian dollar 1.377