The December contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a premium of 0.46 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover shrinking to a low 15.101 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,920 contracts worth 11.198 million euros, with 22,686 short positions in the market.
Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 27,501 contracts worth 3.903 million euros, with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (10,803), followed by Eurobank (1,745), MIG (2,216), OTE (661), OPAP (374), National Bank (7,441), Alpha Bank (1,949), Hellenic Postbank (318), Marfin Popular Bank (378) and Intralot (414).

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar  1.378
Pound sterling  0.882
Danish kroner  7.552
Swedish kroner 9.315
Japanese yen 105.39
Swiss franc  1.241
Norwegian kroner 7.906
Canadian dollar 1.405
Australian dollar 1.389