The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.48 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday, with turnover rising to 50.631 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 12,441 contracts worth 34.983 million euros, with 30,582 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 43,563 contracts worth 15.648 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (15,850), followed by Eurobank (4,601), MIG (613), OTE (1,373), Piraeus Bank (6,429), Alpha Bank (5,395), Marfin Popular Bank (1,093), Hellenic Postbank (1,157) and ATEbank (2,456).

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.460
Pound sterling 0.895
Danish kroner 7.565
Swedish kroner 9.214
Japanese yen  114.52
Swiss franc 1.196
Norwegian kroner 7.884
Canadian dollar 1.386
Australian dollar 1.343