The platinum market extended this week's rally during overnight and may not have paid much attention to classic supply-side developments lately, the market might be finding support from news of a production halt at an African platinum mine. Some traders may argue that platinum could remain well supported due to flight to quality strength in the event of disappointing economic readings, while other traders suggest that platinum could also hold this week's recovery in the event that the economy indicates a slow rate of growth. Japanese Industrial Production during July was up 0.6%, lower than forecasts and may indicate weaker industrial platinum demand levels for Japanese automakers.