The platinum market has been able to move higher to start the week, but prices remain relatively close to unchanged levels. Some traders feel may be pressured due to anti-inflation dialogue from the People's Bank of China overnight and by fears that higher oil prices will slow the pace of growth and sales in the global auto industry. A major credit ratings agency said that the sovereign debt for several nations in North Africa and the Middle East could see negative ratings changes action, which may provide the platinum market with strong flight-to-quality support over the near-term.