The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.52 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 53.625 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 18,746 contracts worth 40.089 million euros, with 30,661 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 39,316 contracts worth 13,536 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (18,482), followed by  Alpha Bank (3,903), Eurobank (3,571),  PPC (2,122),  Piraeus Bank (1,876), OTE (1,102), ATEbank (1,090), Bank of Cyprus (929) and MIG (879).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.448
Pound sterling 0.886
Danish kroner  7.561
Swedish kroner 9.350
Japanese yen  111.89
Swiss franc  1.075
Norwegian kroner 7.946
Canadian dollar 1.435
Australian dollar 1.42