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platinum posts biggest shortage since 2002 as output contracts

the platinum market swung into the biggest shortage since 2002 last year as supply fell to a 12-year low on strikes and stoppages in top producer south africa, according to johnson matthey plc. (jmat) the palladium deficit was the biggest since 2000.

platinum slumps to 6-week low as commodities fall on fed

platinum slumped to the lowest level in six weeks in new york as commodities declined after the u.s. federal reserve signaled it may consider slowing the pace of asset purchases and china called for property curbs. palladium fell to a five-week low.

breaking news rbs fined $612m by regulators for manipulating libor platinum climbs to a 16-month high, extending premium over gold

platinum climbed to a 16-month high in london, extending its premium over gold, as investor holdings reached a record on concern that supplies will fall from mines in south africa, which account for about 73 percent of global production. bullion fell.

platinum’s premium to gold widens to 17-month high on zimbabwe

platinum rose for a second straight day, widening its premium to gold to a 17-month high, on concern supply may fall after zimbabwe seized land from the country’s top miner of the metal. gold slid.

zimbabwe, the third-biggest platinum producer and fifth- largest palladium miner in 2011, repossessed about 69,000 acres of land from zimplats holdings ltd. to offer to new investors, mines minister obert mpofu said yesterday. one ounce of platinum bought as much as 1.0515 ounces of gold in london today, the most since august 2011, data compiled by bloomberg show.


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