The December contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at its fair value in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 18.247 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 8,322 contracts worth 14.961 million euros, with 21,711 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 15,306 contracts worth 3.286 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank's contracts (6,101), followed by National Bank (4,267), OTE (674), OPAP (651), Eurobank (651), Alpha Bank (514), Cyprus Bank (468), PPC (321), Marfin Popular Bank (280) and  ATEbank (255).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.391
Pound sterling 0.885
Danish kroner  7.558
Swedish kroner 9.256
Japanese yen  106.49
Swiss franc  1.224
Norwegian kroner 7.877
Canadian dollar 1.378
Australian dollar 1.353