The December contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.67 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover rising slightly to 19.771 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 8,556 contracts worth 12.696 million euros, with 22,298 short positions in the market.

    Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 35,871 contracts worth 7.075 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (16,245), followed by Eurobank (1,369), MIG (2,538), OTE (493), OPAP (1,009), Piraeus Bank (2,974), Alpha Bank (5,583), Marfin Popular bank (1,455), Mytilineos (600), Cyprus Bank (1,103), Hellenic Postbank (694) and GEK (324).