The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.82 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to 19.705 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,052 contracts worth 15.426 million euros, with 29,913 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 12,973 contracts worth 4.279 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (4,748), followed by Eurobank (2,486), Piraeus Bank (551), Alpha Bank (1,624), Cyprus Bank (1,080), ATEbank (785), MIG (200), PPC (273) and Hellenic Postbank (159).

Foreign Exchange rates – Tuesday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.425
Pound sterling 0.886
Danish kroner 7.568
Swedish kroner 9.392
Japanese yen  112.77
Swiss franc  1.165
Norwegian kroner 7.985
Canadian dollar  1.367
Australian dollar  1.343