The platinum market has posted moderate gains this morning. In addition to the strength shown with the rest of the metals complex, platinum appears to be finding support from moderately higher equities, relative calm in the Euro zone and ideas that the US is set to get beyond the second debt ceiling deadline without further political conflict. Minor production problems in a South African platinum mine has not been widely seen as a market moving development this morning but positive Asian demand story overnight from a key industry source might provide the market with some added support.