No shipments of canary .seed are being made from Smyrna, all contracts having been cancelled.
It is not known yet how the Australian currant- crop v.-ill turn out this year, though the estimate is unfavorable, fn any case shipments from Greece are discontinued and the price cf the Italian fruit will naturally do higher. Two shipments of Juno tobacco are on the way to New Zealand, the first to arrive will probably be iu the Tongariro, due about the 22nd inst. This will relieve the shortage that has existed for surae time.
The Colonial Sugar Company are experiencing a pressure of business again, evidently traders are looking for highyr price.?. The company, however, are refusing to book any orders that are of a speculative description, and are only supplying ordinary, requirements.
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COMMERCIAL, Evening Star, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914