Platinum Market News Directory

Will Central Banks Buy and Sell PGM’s to Control Prices?

Mineweb's Kip Keen commented on a recent announcement that Sergei Donskoi, Russia's Minister of Natural Resources, suggested that South Africa and Russia buy platinum and palladium through their central banks to exert some control over metals prices. The author ran a "what if?" scenario past Harry First, a law professor at the New York University School of Law with a special interest in international anti-competition issues.

Analysts See Platinum’s Fall as Overdone

In an article for Mineweb, Kip Keen wrote that some analysts are seeing platinum as oversold. Platinum has fallen to less that $1,300 per ounce since fears of a supply crunch have waned. Still, there was some silver lining.

Russian Consortium to Build $3 Billion Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe

Reuters reported that a consortium of Russian companies is planning to develop a platinum mine in Zimbabwe. The $3 billion project will target 250,000 ounces of annual production within three years, with Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa stating that the project would have a mine life of 20 years.