The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount 0.34 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover falling to 28.539 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 8,140 contracts, worth 22.672 million euros, with 28,057 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 18,902 contracts worth 5.868 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank's contracts (8,920), followed by National Bank (4,642), Alpha Bank (1,486), Eurobank (1,292), Hellenic Postbank (553), OPAP (512) and ATEbank (288).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.442
Pound sterling 0.902
Danish kroner  7.570
Swedish kroner 9.302
Japanese yen  116.3
Swiss franc  1.214
Norwegian kroner 7.92
Canadian dollar 1.405
Australian dollar 1.372