1 APRIL 1865, Page 3

The weekly returns of the Banks of England and France

being again favourable, and the directors of the former establishment having reduced their minimum rate of discount to 4 per cent., the market for national securities yesterday was very firm, and a somewhat important advance took place in prices, Consols for money having sold at 89i 90, and for the May account at 90i to 901. On Saturday last the closing prices were :—For moaey, 891 ; for account, 891