9 FEBRUARY 1867, Page 3

In the City the chief news is a reduction in

the Bank minimum rate of discount to 3 per cent. Apart from this circumstance nothing of importance has transpired, business, both financially and commercially, being in a most inactive state. The stock of bullion held by the Bank of England is 19,024,1931.; by the Bank of France, 27,725,960/. Consols for money closed yesterday at 90*, 91*; for account, 91* to 94.