The platinum market has traded higher this morning, as weakness in the Dollar and revived inflationary psychology has been widely seen as lifting prices well above this week's lows. News that General Motors was planning to add over 20 new and upgraded models in the Chinese auto market was seen by many traders a fresh physical demand story that would be supportive of platinum prices during today's session. In addition, ideas that today's Chinese inflation readings could keep the Chinese central bank from raising benchmark Chinese interest rates over the short-term has been seen by some traders as another factor that may provide support to platinum prices today. The UK CPI during January was up 4.0% year-on-year, in line with forecasts but may be strong enough to encourage heavier UK investment demand for platinum.