The market for home securities has ruled heavy during the
week, and prices have steady declined. On Saturday last Consols left off at 88i 89 for money, and 89i f for account. Yesterday the closing prices were :—For delivery, 88i ; for time, 89 to 89k. The stock of bullion in the Bank of France has been largely increased, the amount now held being 16,431,0001. The official minimum rate of discount has in consequence been reduced to 3i per cent. The Bank rate here is unaltered, whilst the stock of bullion is 14,758,6071., being a slight decrease as compared with last week.