The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading around its fair value in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 38.168 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 10,125 contracts worth 27.983 million euros, with 36,604 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 31,590 contracts worth 10.184 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (10,891), followed by Eurobank (3,015), OTE (842), PPC (456), Piraeus Bank (2,287), Alpha Bank (3,392), Marfin Popular Bank (717), Mytilineos (438), Hellenic Postbank (717), ATEbank (7,056) and MIG (334).

Foreign Exchange rates – Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.468
Pound sterling  0.895
Danish kroner  7.564
Swedish kroner 9.208
Japanese yen  114.72
Swiss franc  1.180
Norwegian kroner 7.873
Canadian dollar  1.382
Australian dollar  1.339