The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.64 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover remaining a low 25.045 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 7,371 contracts worth 18.960 million euros, with 29,899 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 26,229 contracts worth 6.085 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (5,127), followed by Eurobank (2,466), MIG (791), PPC (949), National Bank (3,672), Alpha Bank (3,468), Marfin Popular Bank (1,639), Cyprus Bank (1,497) and ATEbank (4,700).

Foreign Exchange rates – Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar 1.441
Pound sterling  0.894
Danish kroner  7.569
Swedish kroner 9.335
Japanese yen  113.92
Swiss franc  1.174
Norwegian kroner 7.955
Canadian dollar  1.380
Australian dollar  1.34