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London, September 19.

New Zealand mutton is selling at 5d perlb; beef, fore quarters, 3}£d; hind quarters, 4^d.

Tallow, best mutton, 283 to 28s 6d ; best beef, 27s to 27s 6d.

London, September 20

The Bank of England reserve m notes and gold amounts to £12,470 000; proportion of reserve to liabilities 42^ per cent.

Consols 97.

New Zealand fours 108£ active. Australian wheat, ex warehouse, 39s 6d ; New Zealand longberried, ex ware - house, 38s 6d.

Sugar quiet ; German best 14s 8d ; Java 17b 9d.

The following private cable message has been received from Messrs Goldsbrough, Mort and Co : —

Sydney. September 19

Wbeat — Tuscan milling wheat, prime quality, sacks m, 4s; Hunter's white wheat, prime quality, sacks m, 35 Bd. Wheat is declining. Oats— Short heavy feed oats, prime quality, sacks m, 2s gd to 3s. Oats are dull. Maize — Prime quality, sacks m, 3s 2d. Bran and pollard are dull, former o,d, latter B^d. Potatoes are m good demand. We quote New Zealand lota at up to £5 ss.

The following private cable message was received m Christchurch yesterday from Melbourne : — " The duty will be raised oo wheat on and after to-day to as i id per xoolb (equal to is o,d per bushel), The market tor oats and and barley is very irregular, prospects are very doubtful. Think it possible the new duty will come into operation about middle of next week."

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THE MARKETS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2232, 21 September 1889

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