April platinum rose up to a new high for the move during overnight trading, as prices have reached their highest levels since mid-November. Despite some production problems within the South African platinum industry recently, Impala Platinum overnight indicated their earning per share would probably come in significantly above year-ago figures, which some traders feel might be seen as a minor negative to the platinum markets. However, most traders feel that platinum prices are probably set to take more direction from outside markets and big picture macro-economic developments than from relatively minor supply and demand developments.