The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.39 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange, with turnover shrinking to a low 15.813 million euros on Friday. Volume on the Big Cap index toteled 4,184 contracts worth 10.763 million euros, with 30,114 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 17,871 contracts worth 5.05 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (5,433), followed by Eurobank (1,453), OTE (886), PPC (492), National Bank (4,712), Alpha Bank (1,467), Cyprus Bank (862) and ATEbank (1,270).

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar    1.435
Pound sterling     0.890
Danish kroner     7.568
Swedish kroner    9.350
Japanese yen     113.65
Swiss franc     1.175
Norwegian kroner    7.984
Canadian dollar     1.375
Australian dollar     1.346