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The National Bank of New Zealand have declared an interim dividend of 12 per cent. AUSTRALIAN PRODUCE MARKETS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY,'December 10. Oats: Algerian feed. 3a 7d; milling, 3s 8d; Tasmanian, 3s lOd to 3s lid. Harley : English, 4s 6d; Cape feed, 4s. Maize, 4s to 4a Id. Potatoes : Now Zealand, £4 10s to £6. Onions : Victorian, £9 to £9 10s. Butter: Selected, 104s; seconds, 945 - to 98s. Cheese, sjjd to 6d. Bacon, 9d. ADELAIDE, December 10. Wheat, 6s to 6s 3d. Flour, £l2 10s to £1,3. Bran, £l2 15s. Pollard, £ll. MELBOURNE, December 11. (Received December 11, at 9.50 am.) Wheat, 6s 9d. Flour, £l4. Oats: Feeding, 3s 9d to 4s; seeding, 4s 3d. Barley : English. 5s 9d to 6s; Capo, 4s 3d to 4s 6d. Maize. 4s 7d. Bran, £9 ss, Pollard. £9 10s. Potatoes : Old, £6 to £7. Onions, £ll to £ll 10s, HIDE SALES. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE, December 10. There were moderate supplies forward. Good conditioned hides were £d dearer, and others wore firm. There was excellent competition. THE WOOL SALES. Messrs Murray. Roberts, and Co. have reveived the following cablegram from their London agents, Messrs Sanderson, Murray, and Co., under date the 10th inst, :—“ Merino market weaker, and tendency downwards, poor competition; good medium wools, quite 15 per cent.; inferior and faulty, 20 per cent, to 25 per cent, lower than last sale closing rates. Crossbred market firm owing to reduced supplies.” SYDNEY, December 11. (Received December 11, at 9.50 a.m.) The wool sales have closed. There was an active demand at late rates. THE MARKETS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, December 10. (Received December 11, at 12.15 p.m.) Wheat.—Weaker; the American market is favorable, but the weather iu the Argentine led to dullness here. Prices have little changed, Australian spot not offering. Flour. —Firm; Australian store, 36s to 37s 6d. Barley, peas, and beans, firm but unchanged. Oats. —Firm; Bahiablanca, December and January, 23s 3d. Copper.—Spot, £56 12s 6d; three months, £57 2s 6d; electrolytic, £59 10s. Tin.—Cash, £146 10s. Pig iron, 52s Ijd. Spelter, 28d Bradford business is quiet; cross-brrds are firm, and merinos weak; 64’s, 27jd to 25jd; super 60’s, 27d to 25d; common 60’s, 27d to 25d; 56’s, 27d to 26d; 50’s, 24 id to 23d: 46’s, 21d to 204 d; 40’s, 19d to 18jd* Silver, 23id per oz. Butter. —Very firm; the choicest is scarce; Australian salted, 132s to 1345; unsalted, 134s to 1365; secondary, 124s to 128s. All New Zealand is cleared. Cheese.—Firm ; Canadian, 79s to 80s. BANK RETURNS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, December 10. (Received December 11, at 1 p.m.) The stock of gold coin is £70,934,000; reserve, £54,151,000; proportion of reserve to liabilities, 32.64; notes in circulation, £35,751,000; public deposits, £45,002,000; other deposits, £120,904,000; Government securities. £11,959,000; other securities, £117,600,000. Short loans, l| per cent.; three months’ bills, 2 13-16 per cent.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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