While platinum was able to overcome weakness in gold and silver prices yesterday, this morning's global economic slowing fears are having a negative impact throughout the metals markets. With the market also weakened by diminished chances for Chinese economic stimulus, platinum and many other physical commodity markets have been under pressure during today's session. While the platinum market might have found some minor support from news that the Impala Rustenburg platinum mine is still only operating at 85% capacity after their recent labor problems, supply side issues are not expected to offset a sagging global demand outlook.