22 FEBRUARY 1930, Page 36

Financial Notes


IN another column I refer to some of the main influences operating upon the stock markets and upon business generally at the present time. These factors collectively may be said to have „exerted a considerable influence over markets during the past week, and prices have suffered a fairly general decline, an outstanding feature being the setback in English Railway stocks, notwithstanding satisfactory dividend announcements. Gilt-edged stocks also have been 'affected by new capital flotations, and most of the shares dealt in on Continental account have been affected by foreign selling.

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