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COMMERCIAL.

Greymouth's coal export for the past week :—North Brunner, 509 tons 7cwt; Brunner, 258 tons; Liverpool, 993 tons scwt; Point Elizabeth, 3,132 tons scwt; Blackball, 3,410 tons scwt; Paparoa, 885 tons lewt. Total, 9,188 tons 3cwt.

THE MARKETS.

Frew Association—By Telegraph—Copyright

LONDON, December 6. Frozen Meat. —Mutton : Sheep—Canterbury, light, medium 5 11-16 d, heavy 53d; Southland, 5 9-16 d; North Island, 5Jd; best brands. s§d; ewes, s£d; lambs —Canterbury, light 6 9-16 d, second quality, light medium heavy 6id; Southland, 5 7-16 d. Beef—fores s|d, hinds 6Jtl. Australian sheep, light, heavy. 51d; ewes, sid; lambs, fair quali'tv, 6i<l. Beef—tores ssd, hinds 6id. "South American sheep, light sid, heavy hinds 6 5-16 d; chilled, fores sjjd. hinds 6d; Uruguay frozen fores s|d, hiiuls 6id. Other meats unchanged. llabbits.—Firm, unchanged. (Received December 7, at 8 a.m.)

Wheat.—Verv firm; sellers offer sparingly at full late rates. The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom, is 2,365.000 quarters, and for the' Continent 1.915,000 quarters; the Atlantic shipments are 1,144,000 quarters, and the Pacific- 80,000 quarters. Totals, Europe, 1.560,000 quarters; India (estimated), 100,000 nuarters. Cotton.—May and June. 4.10 id. Jute.—December. £ls 10s. Hemp.— Dull; February and April, £24 10s. Kuhbcr.— Para. 2s B^d; plantation, 2s 2d: smoked, 2s ' sd. Kami.—The stock is 547 cases. Copra.—December and January, £23 12s 6d.

Aluminium, £32 to £B4. Galvanised Iron.—Rest, £l6 10s; seconds. £l4 10s.

Tin plates. 12s 7J,d to 13s 7£d. AinrUs steel, 130s. Tram rails, 1235. Leather.—Australian, 16d to 18d

Basils. —Finn ; New Zealand*, 20s tn

Ilabbitskins.—Four hundred bales were st.ll privately, making 2.300 bales since July at, about 25 per cent, reduction. Inquiry shows that the market is improving, and probably sales will bo limited to 1.500 bales, aiid held in January. Hides.—A good demand; Australian, SJd t-i D^d.

NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COM PA NY.

The annual report of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Ltd., states that during the year a scheme for the rearrangement ot thu company's capital was adopted. The steamer Hororata had been delivered, and was now on her first voyage. Delivery of the steamers building for the company and tho Federal Steam Navigation Company, Ltd., had been delayed. The steamer Kaipara had been lost since the close of the financial year, but was covered by insurance. The bal-ance-sheet showed a paid-up capital of £1,135,400, made up of 90.672 ordinary shares at £lO earh and 22,668 preference shares at £lO each. The profit and loss account disclosed a balance of £86,138 Bs. loss amount of preference dividend. £13.600 16s, and proposed ordinary dividend at 16s per share, £72,537 12s, leaving an amount carried forward of £27,770 2s 3d. The total balance, including cash at bankers, bills receivable, and amounts due, amounted to £2,423.538 15s.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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