On Sunday last a meeting of several of the Directors
of the Consolidated Bank was held, and after a protracted discussion it was resolved not to resume business on the following morning. The effect of the announcement on the Consol market was by no means serious, the Three per Cents., which left off on Saturday at 87 to 873, having fallen to the extent of only one- eighth per cent., the quotation being 863 to 873. On Tuesday and Wednesday, owing to large imports of bullion, the market was much firmer, and Consols for delivery sold as high as 873. Since then the market has been flat, and prices have given way. The closing quotations yesterday were :—For transfer, 873; for time, 85/ 3.