The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.13 pct in the Athens Derivaties Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to a low 14.378 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 3,721 contracts worth 9.793 million euros, with 29,932 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 12,608 contracts worth 4.584 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (4,457), followed by Eurobank (1,623), OTE (498), PPC (493), Piraeus Bank (597), Alpha Bank (1,066), Marfin Popular Bank (338), Cyprus Bank (378), ATEbank (1,668) and Metka (302).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar1.463
Pound sterling 0.892
Danish kroner 7.561
Swedish kroner 9.142
Japanese yen 112.5
Swiss franc 1.143
Norwegian kroner 7.808
Canadian dollar 1.391
Australian dollar 1.323