The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.38 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover remaining a low 27.822 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,527 contracts worth 21.581 million euros, with 29,033 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 16,942 contracts worth 6.241 million euros, with investment interest focusing on ATEbank’s contracts (5,524), followed by National Bank (5,373), Eurobank (1,556), Alpha bank (1,184), OTE (578), OPAP (520), Piraeus Bank (453) and Cyprus Bank (413).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.467
Pound sterling  0.916
Danish kroner   7.570
Swedish kroner  9.311
Japanese yen  117.99
Swiss franc  1.225
Norwegian kroner 7.904
Canadian dollar 1.416
Australian dollar 1.368