The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.59 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Thursday, with turnover rising to 32.797 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 12,375 contracts worth 26.190 million euros, with 29,224 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 20,420 contracts worth 6,607 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (9,577), followed by Alpha Bank (2,050), Eurobank (2,028), ATEbank (1,170), Bank of Cyprus (1,136), PPC (472), OTE (458) and MIG (355).

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.435
Pound sterling 0.888
Danish kroner  7.562
Swedish kroner 9.434

Japanese yen  109.91
Swiss franc  1.065
Norwegian kroner 7.937

Canadian dollar 1.430
Australian dollar 1.408