The September contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 1.22 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover rising to 54.596 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 26,169 contracts worth 44.841 million euros, with 24,702 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 39,982 contracts worth 9.755 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (13,973), followed by Eurobank (1,361), MIG (3,624), OTE (6,682), Piraeus Bank (1,206), Alpha Bank (2,792), Mytilineos (862), Cyprus Bank (687), Hellenic Postbank (870) and ATEbank (279).

Foreign Exchange rates - Tuesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.386
Pound sterling  0.873
Danish kroner   7.558
Swedish kroner  9.125
Japanese yen   106.9
Swiss franc   1.223
Norwegian kroner  7.704
Canadian dollar  1.387
Australian dollar  1.342