The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.98 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover remaining a low 36.732 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 11,629 contracts worth 30.267 million euros, with 30,638 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 23,279 contracts worth 6.465 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,523), followed by Eurobank (2,089), MIG (774), PPC (737), Piraeus Bank (4,428), Alpha Bank (1,405), Marfin Popular Bank (549), Cyprus Bank (1,263), Hellenic Postbank (412) and ATEbank (3,271).

Foreign Exchange rates – Thursday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.428
Pound sterling 0.895
Danish kroner 7.569
Swedish kroner 9.364
Japanese yen  113.32
Swiss franc  1.187
Norwegian kroner 7.953
Canadian dollar  1.373
Australian dollar  1.338