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THE RUSSIAN COMMISSIONERS'…

CORN, t-c.

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MISCELLANEOUS.

LONDON PRODUCE.—SATURDAY.

TRADE INTELLIGENCE.

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TRADE INTELLIGENCE. THE WELSH IRON, TIN-PLATE, AND COAL TRADES. Although reports are current as to the great quietude in the iron trade generally, the dulness is hitherto unfelt in this dis- trict, the principal works being kept going briskly; and, on the whole, the prospects for the year are not by any means discoura- ging. This, however, is accounted for by the well-filled order- books of the makers, most of which were made before the last year-closed. Since last week there has scarcely anything tran- spired worthy of reporting. Buyers continue studiously to refrain from giving out any but the least important contracts, their object being, it is believed, to influence the market in their favour by further depression. In regard to foreign requirements, makers entertain pretty sanguine expectations of some extensive engagements forthcoming, thinking it evident that the immense lengths of railways in progress, and about to be commenced in the United States, Canada, and other British Colonies, must necessitate very large supplies of rails and other railway mate- rial. The Russian Loan, which was referred to in last week's re- port, and the probability of its leading to an early accession of contracts from that country, is now beginning to show signs of verification, Russian agents having commenced to make inqui- ries and it is confidently hoped that a fair share of the orders that will be given out will shortly be found on the books of the Welsh manufacturers. There is only a moierate export demand for bars, occasional cargoes being taken to a few of the Continental markets. The home trade has yet shown but little improvement. The railway companies have begun to enter into light engage- ments, which will probably become more extensive as the year advances, and the necessary renewals will incur large require- ments. In the tin-plate trade there is increasing firmness, and makers are in a fair way to secure enhanced prices. What turn the American spring demand will take is anxiously looked forward to, as upon this mainly depends the future prosperity of the trade. At some of the works a further reduction of make has taken place. The steam coal collieries are still well employed, the home and foreign contracts on the books being sufficient to keep all hands going with average regularity. The severity of the weather for the last few days has added largely to the consumption of house qualities, and the collieries are well employed. A fair business in coke continues to be done on Staffordshire account.

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