The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 1.29 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 44.725 million euros.
Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 13,252 contracts worth 34.343 million euros, with 29,699 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 41,754 contracts worth 10.382 million euros, with investment interest focusing on ATEbank’s contracts (12,782), followed by Eurobank (5,182), MIG (945), Piraeus Bank (4,050), National Bank (10,297), Alpha Bank (3,205), Cyprus Bank (1,125) and Hellenic Postbank (569).

Foreign Exchange rates – Wednesday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.418
Pound sterling  0.895
Danish kroner  7.569
Swedish kroner 9.347
Japanese yen  113.02
Swiss franc  1.182
Norwegian kroner 7.888
Canadian dollar 1.378
Australian dollar 1.338