12 MAY 1866, Page 3

With the exception of Paris, at which city the minimum

rate of discount has been raised to only 4 per cant., the value of money, both here and on the Continent, has rapidly advanced. On Tues- day, owing to an outflow of gold from the Bank for export to Brasil, the Directors of the Bank of England suddenly raised their minimum rate to 8 per cent. Yesterday, in consequence of the failure of Overend, Gurney, and Co., and other embarrassments in the City, a forther upward movement was made, and the rate now stands at 9 per cent. At Berlin the rate has been raised to 9, at Amsterdam to sit, and at Frankfort to 6 per cent.