AN IMPROVED POSITION.
The report of-the Sudan Plantations Syndicate for the year ending June- 80th last makes, cheerful reading for the share- holders. Cotton and other profits aggregate £450,928 against £351,968 in the previonS Year, and after providing for out- goings, the net balance to Pretit 'and Loss is £201,880' against £187,5841 The directors, therefore, recommend a dividend of 8 per cent: against 6 per cent. a year ago, carrying forward £228,851. Moreover, it must be noted that the larger dividend is to he made on an increased capital owing to the issue of