The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.37 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover remaining a low 22.731 million euros.
Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,898 contracts worth 17.680 million euros, with 29,845 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 15,549 contracts worth 5.051 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (5,377), followed by Eurobank (2,425), Piraeus Bank (1,146), Alpha Bank (2,770), Cyprus Bank (1,507), ATEbank (826), PPC (524), Marfin Popular Bank (113) and Hellenic Postbank (124).

Foreign Exchange rates – Wednesday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.437
Pound sterling  0.892
Danish kroner  7.568
Swedish kroner 9.368
Japanese yen  113.45
Swiss franc  1.178
Norwegian kroner 7.979
Canadian dollar  1.373
Australian dollar  1.347