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The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze

Sep 19, 2017 at 10:03 | Dave Forest

The South African mining industry got more bad news this week, with sources saying major platinum producer Lonmin has been threatened with a possible shutdown of its mines, after…

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Jul 03, 2017 at 11:43 | Dave Forest

South Africa and Brazil might have more to do with each other than most investors believe. The two countries seem far apart. But take a look at a map like…

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Apr 04, 2017 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

There is upheaval in the platinum space right now, with big fluctuations in the South African rand threatening to take down prices across the platinum group metals complex. That trend…

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South African Platinum Miners Struggle As Strikes Intensify

Jan 27, 2017 at 10:51 | Dave Forest

More warning signs emerging this week in the world’s top-producing platinum nation, South Africa. Where it appears the depressed state of industry is endangering the future of several critical mines.…

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Platinum Crisis Averted As Miners Strike Deal With Unions

Oct 31, 2016 at 11:05 | Dave Forest

Major development in the global platinum sector this week. With miners in the world’s top-producing nation South Africa apparently having reached a deal with mineworkers to avert major strike action.…

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South African Platinum Faces Imminent Crisis

Sep 08, 2016 at 10:04 | Dave Forest

Six weeks ago I wrote about a possible coming crisis for the platinum sector. With mineworkers unions in top producer South Africa tabling demands for substantial wage…

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Platinum Prices Might Explode If Unions And Miners Can’t Agree

Jul 21, 2016 at 10:13 | Dave Forest

It’s crunch time for global platinum. With events kicking off this week that could radically change the outlook for supply — and prices — over the coming weeks…

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South Africa’s Platinum Production Halted By Unions

Jun 08, 2016 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

The story on major labour issues in South Africa’s platinum sector took a deadly turn this week, leading to the first mine shutdown of the year. That came at…

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Russia Could Gain A Stranglehold On This Market

Oct 19, 2015 at 10:57 | Dave Forest

I discussed last year how Russia is making big moves in African mining. And late last week we got confirmation the pariah nation is moving fast to control a…

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Is Platinum’s Next Move Down?

Oct 26, 2011 at 07:24 | Stuart Burns

Platinum is looking increasingly vulnerable. Net speculative length has been dropping for some weeks now and, as this graph from a Standard Bank report to investors shows, the trend has…

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