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MONEY MARKET.—THURSDAY.

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MONEY MARKET.—THURSDAY. Quarter-past Twelve. .I (; THE RATE OF DISCOUNT. The Directors the Bank of England, at their weekly Court, this morning, made no alteration in the Rate of Discount. The Stock Exchange Markets present no new feature. Dealing is not of sufficient extent to cause any movement of importance, the settlement absorbing attention. The Home Funds are unaltered at the recent decline, which was attributed to the prospects of dearer money. Foreign Bonds show firmness, partly from the operations of speculators and in some measure responding to the Paris Bourse the prevalence of oversales has, however, been noticeable. American Securities are steady. The changes in English Railways are few, and attract little attention. There is, however, some dissatisfaction with recent divi- dends and reports of fresh accidents on the northern lines are in circulation, which have a prejudicial effect upon the action of bond fide investors. Telegraph Shares are steady, but some uneasiness is expressed as to the result of the expedition for picking up the cable of 1365. Mis- cellaneous are without any particular change. There is a good demand for money, with a fair supply; the official minimum is the prevailing rate in the open market for first-class short-dated acceptances. Three Months' Bills will not be negotiated by the brokers without advanced rate, arising from the impression that money will speedily be dearer. Under these circumstances bills have been brought in greater number to the Bank of England, where the Private Securities" had fallen to an unusually low point. Consols are quoted 92! 92i ifor Money and Account. _———

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