The platinum market made a fresh new high for the move overnight but as with the rest of the precious metals complex, it was unable to hold those new highs. The market is partially weakened by news that a South African platinum miner raised its pay offer in negotiations with a miner's union but many traders feel the ebb and flow of safe haven psychology as well as trading action with the gold market will remain the primary focus of the platinum market. A private survey of Chinese manufacturing during August was 49.3, higher than market expectations and may indicate stronger Chinese platinum demand through the rest of this year.