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. ,'. ■ • — ♦—: r - <PIB PB»W ASBOOUTION,) London, February 5. At the wool sales to-day a firm tone prevailed. Prices are unchanged. London, February 6 At the wool sales to-day 14,000 bales were catalogued, and bidding was ■pirited.' Foreign buyers were strongly represented (Rtoelved Febrntty 7 t 120 p.m.) London, February 5. The amount of wheat afloat for the United Kingdom is two million three hundred and forty thousand quarters ; lor the continent seventy-two thousand quarters. The American visible supply l» 34,875,000 bushels. The English wheat market is declining; the Continental is firm and the American buoyant. New Zealand Shipping Company's shares are quoted at £z ; ShawSaville's, £% ; Union Steam Shipping Company, New Zealand mutton is quoted at 4a for prime quality. Leather ad to a#d. The New Zealand Loan and Mercan tile Agency Company, Limited, have received the following cable message from London, dated sth February, 1889:— . ' , WooL— The sales progress firmly. Medium and inferior greasy have declined >£d per lb since close of last Mies. Fine crossbred, market firmer; oclser descriptions unchanged. Up to date 64,000 bales have been sold. Frozen Meat. — Mutton market has a hardening tendency ; the demand has increased. Beef market firmer, owing to light supplies.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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THE MARKETS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889