April platinum has produced a strong rally at the start of the new trading week, which has lifted prices to their highest levels since December 5th. While an Impala platinum work stoppage might be contributing to this morning's rally, a court has declared that strike illegal and the strike news may have been partially offset by news of record quarterly platinum production at a smaller UK platinum producer. Supportive currency market action, positive leadership from other precious metals markets and a positive spin on European conditions have also been seen as supportive factors for the platinum market.