5 May. 1866. N. 1189.

The Economist, 5. Mai 1866. S. 525/526.
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The Sudden Rise in the Rate of Interest.

Drain of bullion and diminution in the Bank Reserve. Heraufgesezt Bankrate zu 7%. Der Bullion drain nicht for the East wie lately. Es ist nicht an Oriental, but an European demand connected mit den operations of foreign Gvts now preparing for war, besonders der Italian Gvt. Continental capitalists are selling securities in this market, in order to supply the wants of the disturbing Gvts. The Bank return shows a large diminution in the reserve of notes.

1865 1864
£ £
Reserve of notes in the last account in April 7,551,000 5,520,000
Ditto first account in May 6,902,000 4,944,000
649,000 576,000.

 Für diese Stelle konnte keine Entsprechung im „Economist“ ermittelt werden. Möglicherweise Zusatz von Marx.
15 Mill. der Bank of E. (statt 14) seit 1863, in Folge Eingehens von issue country banks. (15 Mill. paper not issued against Gold.)

The Economist, 5. Mai 1866. S. 531/532.
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Agricultural Labourers on Strike.

The farm labourers in the village of Peasemore, Newbury, Berks have struck for an advance of wages. Their present pay is 9s. per week, and many of the men have large families. Some farmers have written to the Times that some of their labourers have received from 9s. 9d. to 14s. p. week since Michaelmas – probably by occasional piece-work or the aid of their wives and children – but the general rate of wages for ordinary farm labourers in the parish is not disputed to be 9s. p. week. The advance asked by these Berkshire men is 1sh. p. week. Throughout the rural districts of England there has been at certain times and in several districts an actual scarcity of labour. We know not how the rural workmen can avail themselves of this to them favourable state of the labourmarket so readily as by some general and combined action, and to those who have known the farm labourers of the West of England 20 or 30 years ago, the fact of theirs thus combining for the assertion of their own right to make the best bargains for their labour the market will afford is a sign of hope and promise.

Low wages produce a want of spirit and energy amongst the farm labourers, which often unfits or disinclines them for more active exertions than they have been accustomed to make even when offered better wages.|


The Economist, 5. Mai 1866. S. 535/536.
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Share Market.

Generally very low quotations. Financial shares have mostly given way, quotations in every case show a decline, and in many cases the fall has been severe. Rumours of calls, and the vague feeling of alarm still prompts the public to part with share. Operations for the fall are also active. Banking shares are also lower.

March 23, 1867. N. 1230.

The Economist, 23. März 1867. S. 326.
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Board of Trade Returns.

Board of Trade Returns. Exported in January (Irish and British Produce)
1865 £10,489,339
1866   14,354,748
1867   12,786,842.

Der computed real value der Principal Articles Imported waren

1864 £.226,161,840
1865: £219,393,987
1866: £238,714,094.

In December only the Imports were: 1864: 28,609,265; 1865: 38,930,967; 1866: 27,174,300

Vergleicht man Export in January 1867 und 1866, so bedeutender Decrease (1867) in Export of Apparel, Cotton (Yarns und Goods), Earthenware und porcelain, Haberdashery und millinery, Hardware und cutlery, Leather (wrought, shoes und boots) Linen (Yarn und manufactures) Eisen aller Art (nicht steel), Seidengarn und [-]manufactures, Wolle (wollen woollen und Worsted stuffs aller Art ⦗nicht woollen and worsted yarn.⦘


  • London. 1868.
  • 1866 „The Economist“ (Jahrgang 1866) vol. XXIV.
  • The Social Economist, 1. Oktober 1868
  • „The Economist“ (Jahrgang 1866) (Fortsetzung)
  • Jahrgang 1867.
  • Register der obigen Auszüge aus dem Economist für 1866 und 1867.
  • The „Money Market Review“. Jahrgang 1866.
  • The Money Market Review. Jahrgang 1867.
  • Register Money Market Review Jahrgänge 1866 und 1867