April platinum has continued to regain lost ground, but remains well below the opening price levels for this week. The continued strength in energy markets over the past few sessions has been seen by some traders as keeping the chances for any further rebounds with industrial metals limited at best. Risk concerns from ongoing political problems in Libya has been seen as a negative factor for the platinum market as well, as many traders feel that a much larger recovery from global equities will likely be required before April platinum is able to make a strong move above these levels. UK GDP during the fourth quarter was up 1.5% year-on-year, lower than expectations and may signal lower industrial platinum consumption from that nation during the near future.