The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.70 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover remaining a low 36.251 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 9,381 contracts worth 26.235 million euros, with 29,161 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 38,623 contracts worth 10.016 million euros, with investment interest focusing on ATEbank’s contracts (17,651), followed by Eurobank (3,901), PPC (836), Piraeus Bank (1,121), National Bank (8,356), Alpha Bank (2,619), Marfin Popular Bank (680), Intralot (1,354), Cyprus Bank (343) and Hellenic Postbank (225).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.446
Pound sterling  0.905
Danish kroner   7.570
Swedish kroner  9.231
Japanese yen   117.37
Swiss franc   1.223
Norwegian kroner  7.858
Canadian dollar  1.394
Australian dollar  1.347