Platinum demand rises 2% to hit 251.8 tons last year

  • Global supplies of platinum grew by 7% last year to 201.6 tonnes. Underlying mine production in South Africa fell by around 3.7 tonnes
    May 14, 2012 04:17 PM

Platinum miners won't be this cheap forever

  • It's been a grim year for platinum miners, with rising costs, labor disputes, falling prices, and surplus supply all combining to wipe out billions of pounds of shareholder equity across the industry. Aquarius Platinum has lot 85% of its value in the last year alone - a truly dire result.
    Jul 14, 2012 12:50 PM

Platinum Futures drop below $1400

  • Precious-metals traders on Monday kept their eye firmly on Europe, as Spain's borrowing costs hit fresh euro-era highs on fears the euro zone's fourth-largest economy may still require a sovereign-debt bailout.
    Jul 24, 2012 12:07 PM

Gold-winning display leaves platinum trailing

  • Platinum, the most expensive of metals for most of the last two decades, is trading around its lowest value relative to gold since 1985, with little visible on the immediate horizon that could flip this trend.
    Aug 13, 2012 08:00 PM

Supply constraints to boost Platinum next year

  • Prices of platinum could rise in next year as markets digest limited supply from major producer South Africa, analysts said at an industry conference, with platinum trading at a premium over gold.
    Aug 27, 2012 08:00 PM

Platinum's allure is questionable

  • South Africa has almost 80% of the world's known PGM reserves and produces more than 4.5-million ounces of platinum a year and more than four million ounces a year of the other PGMs.
    Sep 21, 2012 10:00 PM

How a Platinum coin could solve the debt-ceiling problem

  • What the platinum-coin option really shows is how odd the debt ceiling is. It’s an artificial obstacle to the government paying for spending it has already approved and for making interest payments on debt it has already issued.
    Dec 12, 2012 08:00 PM

Platinum overtakes Gold at last

  • Platinum production, for instance, faces no end of trouble, being mostly based in South Africa. Last year's murder and strife above the Bushveld Igneous Complex knocked almost 7.5% off world annual output.
    Jan 16, 2013 01:08 PM

Why Platinum has soared to 17 month high, outflanks Gold

  • Platinum for April delivery, the most active contract, recently reached a high of $1,744.50 a troy ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest price since September 22, 2011.
    Feb 09, 2013 05:00 PM

Platinum shines over Gold on investor demand

  • Across the precious metals complex, platinum and palladium have continued to outperform gold and silver. In particular, platinum has had a spectacular run, overtaking gold prices with a current premium of nearly $50 an ounce. The precious metal is likely to test $1,740/oz last seen in September 2011.
    Feb 11, 2013 03:16 PM
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